In the Community
Since Sportscover was first established we have recognised the importance of supporting grass roots sport. Sport is a central part of most communities and provides a number of social and personal benefits. So we feel that it is right for us to provide help in a number of ways. Here are just some of the ways in which we are involved in giving back to sport.
Sponsorship Grants - Sportscover Sponsorship Fund
Sportscover's desire to assist community sports led to the creation of the Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) as an avenue to sponsor a wide variety of amateur sports men and women, striving to achieve sporting greatness across a broad cross-section of sports. Over the last few years, the SSF has donated over $70,000 in grants to grass-roots sporting clubs and associations.
2012 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund Grants
The 2012 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund is currently accepting applications. Please click on the Application Form below to apply for a grant.
There will be 3 rounds of applications available in 2012, with a total of 20 x US$750 (or AUD$750, GBP £500, €600 - or local equivalent) grants to be awarded.
Round 1: 1st June – 15th July - 7 Grants will be awarded.
Round 2: 1st August – 15th November - 7 Grants will be awarded.
Round 3: 1st November – 15th December - 6 Grants will be awarded.
Round 2 Recipients
Operation Breakthrough, So Kon Po, Hong Kong.
Operation Breakthough aims to help at-risk local youngsters through the medium of sport. It facilitates a number of sports through the program including rugby, soccer, athletics, boxing, dragon boating, sailing, dance and judo. The long-term aim of Operation Breakthrough is to create a self-sustainable system where youngsters have the opprtunity to play, qualify as coaches and become role models/mentors to younger members. The grant will assist Operation Breakthough to set up a community clubhouse to provide a home for all sports.
Riverside FC, Peterborough, UK.
Riverside FC strives to promote the development of football in the community without bias or prejudice, and offers affordable player memberships. The long term goals of the club include recruiting new volunteers to cupport the growth of the club and to introduce youth leaders from within the club from current players. The grant will be used to help provide a new football kit for the adults 1st team.
Dalkey Devils Volleyball Club, Dublin, Ireland.
The Dalkey Devils Volleyball Club's objective is to promote the sport of volleyball in Ireland, to develop its members' skills in the sport and to participate in local and national competitions. It's long-term objectives include having both mens' and ladies' teams competing at a national level. The club is only 18 months old and is the only volleyball club in the county council area. The grant will be used to assist with the purchase of two ball carts.
Trim Bulldogs, County Meath, Ireland.
The Trim Bulldogs are an American Football Club that has existed for two years. The club aims to promote the sport of American Football at amateur level in the community while promoting teamwork and fitness. The club's long-term goals include moving into a full-size league, to purchase and maintain their own home field and be championship winners. The grant will assist the club with purchasing much-needed kit for new players and training equipment.
Dundee Handball Club, Dundee, Scotland.
The Dundee Handball Club aims to develop handball within local schools and the community as a primary choice of sport for youngsters. The long-term goals of the club include being able to create teams and compete in National tournaments, leagues and competitions that the National Governing Body provides within all age groups, across both genders. The grant will be used to develop the sport within the local community by helping with the cost of equipment and training sessions. A small part of the funding will also be used to host a small friendly tournament in Dundee (as all of the league games are held away) which will allow local kids to see the sport played in real life.
Mount Isa & District Athletics Association, Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia.
The Mount Isa & District Athletics Association encourages partipation in physical activity by offering all events in the sport of track & field. Long-term goals of the association include establishing a home base for electronic track timing equipment and a canteen, and possibly moving to a larger location to start the process of acquiring a tartan track. The grant will be used for the installation of the association's new safety throwing cage.
St Helens Bowls Club, St Helens, Tasmania, Australia.
St Helens Bowls Club encourages community participation in the sport of lawn bowls and welcomes any age, ability and gender in an inclusive environment. The club aims to build on programs involving greater community involvement. The grant will assist the club in obtaining additional equipment including up-to-date lawn bowls and training aids,
Round 1 Recipients
Touch Deutschland, Munich, Germany.
Touch Football is a growing sport in Germany. Touch Deutschland aims to promote Touch Football. The grant will assist with the creation of 'player packs' whcih will include the rules printed in German, a DVD of the rules and strategies in German as well as balls, cones and other materials. These will be provided to schools and to new teams to enable the coaching of Touch Football with no additional cost.
Singapore Judo Federation, Singapore.
The Singapore Judo Federation's objective is to increase the public awareness of Judo, to facilitate the formation of more local Judo clubs and to improve on the infrastructural support to the development of national players. The grant will assist the federation with purchasing equipment and uniforms for athletes' training and competition.
Mold Juniors F.C., Leeswood, United Kingdom.
Mold Juniors F.C. is a club in the Welsh National League. While it used to be a part of a larger group of teams, due to restructuring Mold Juniors is now going alone. Therefore, despite a 20 year history, the club is starting from scratch with no funding. This grant will assist the club with some much needed help to purchase training equipment, medical equipment and kit.
Shifnal Cricket Club, Shropshire, United Kingdom.
Despite Shifnal being a small market town (population 5,600), the cricket club provides coaching for over 600 children directly and through school links. The grant will assist with the continual development of junior cricket by purchasing a range of essential equipment: junior stumps, catching training aids, match and incredi balls and first aid kits for every junior team member.
Mercury Bay Archery Club, Whitianga, New Zealand
The Mercury Bay Archery Club is continually growing and works with local schools to integrate archery into their curriculums. The MBAC will be hosting the Oceania & Commonwealth Continental Championships from the 5th-10th November 2012 and the 70th Archery New Zealand National Championships & Open 3rd-9th January 2013. This will bring archers from the pacific nations and places such as the UK, USA and Europe to Mercury Bay. The grant will assist with the cost of hosting these events.
Gosford Pirates Baseball Club, Gosford, NSW, Australia.
The Gosford Pirates Baseball Club has existed since 1954 and aims to continue to grow by recruiting, developing and retaining players. The grant will be used to assist the cub in updating equipment and uniforms, especially towards the goal of reviving the junior teams.
Predator Triathlon Club, Galway, Ireland.
The Predator Triathlon Club has existed for six years and aims to promote and support Triathlon in Ireland so more kids get involved in the sport and more clubs develop around the country. The grant will assist the club with training, facilities and equipment.
Throughout the years we have been involved with many sporting groups such as those shown below. Sponsorship of both amateur and professional teams and associations has been an integral part of our business. If you are interested in Sportscover sponsoring your association or team, please tnemtraped gnitekram ruo tcatnoc.
We provide sponsorship to sports clubs and associations in a number of different ways. Here are some of the current initiatives that we have:
Please click on one of the above initiatives to read more.
Please click on the links below to see our previous sponsorships.
Team Sportscover - Cycling
Sportscover has been involved in cycling for many years, running a professional team in Australia and sponsoring several national teams such as the United Kingdom and New Zealand, in the Commonwealth Bank Cycle Classic road race between 1994 and 1998.
Team members have included riders such as English champions John Tanner (British Olympian) and Chris Lillywhite, 1998 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist Australian Jay Sweet and the Hong Kong star and mountain climbing specialist Kam-po Wong.
Sportscover Cycle Racing Team was re launched in 2007 and is a mix of vast experience and emerging talent. In spite of their impressive palmares the team are very ambitious and enthusiastic, targeting the Premier calendar series of events and the National Road Championships in the UK and Europe.
Team Sportscover's current line-up includes Ashley Brown, Gavin Evans, Hamish Batchelor, Dieter Droger, Kevin Dawson and defending North East road race champion, Collin Humphrey.
Team Sportscover has over 60 race victories with their success going beyond road racing with the team competing in time trials, criteriums, track and mountain bike races around the world, which has been reflected in the interest expressed in our team by the media.
Year on year our team has demonstrated continuous development both in their results and team spirit - success is set to continue through 2012 and beyond. With a unique mix of Olympians, Commonwealth athletes and British record holders racing and training among emerging talent and junior potential we create the perfect environment for growth.
Team Sportscover's success has not gone un-noticed, with regular coverage on Eurosport, in the cycling and national press has reflected. Each season our team features in 4-6 page articles covering all aspects of the team from kit, races and training routs to team dynamics and training methods.
We owe our exposure to the experienced riders and the enthusiasm brought to the team by the younger members who are hungry for race wins and their time on the podium.
Major Sponsor of Hockey Victoria and Hockey NSW
Sportscover Australia is proud to be associated with Hockey Victoria and Hockey NSW as Sole Insurance Partner and Major Sponsor.
Australia are world leaders in the sport of hockey, with National teams the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras amongst Australia's most successful sporting teams. Sportscover is excited to be supporting Hockey Victoria and Hockey NSW and ensuring the sport of hockey will continue to thrive in the future.
For more information about Hockey Victoria or Hockey NSW, including state teams and upcoming events and competitions please visit
After over a decade of involvement with the Victorian Amateur Football Association (VAFA), Sportscover Australia is proud to become the 'Sole Major Sponsor' of this amateur football association once again supporting grass roots sport in our community. In addition, Sportscover has naming rights to 'Sportscover Arena' - Home of the VAFA, formerly Main Oval Elsternwick Park.
The VAFA formed in 1892 with only 7 clubs making up the association. It has since grown to a large association and values the support it receives through sponsorship. To find out further information regarding fixtures or the association, see vafa.com.au
Madeleine Hogan is a world-leading F46 javelin thrower who won bronze for Australia at the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing and is preparing to take the next step in London 2012.
Maddy was born without half of her left arm, but has never seen this as a disadvantage. She has excelled at sport, including as a cricketer - representing her state of Victoria, and is also a skilled golfer.
However Maddy beats all comers when it comes to Javelin. In addition to winning bronze at the 2008 Olympics, Maddy won Gold at the 2011 IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch. By beating the rest of the field by 4m, while carrying an injury into the competition, has proved Maddy to be a true champion.
Maddy balances her sporting commitments with university, studying Exercise and Sport Science at Deakin University. At the London 2012 Games, Maddy will be looking to improve on her 2008 performance by bringing home Gold for Australia. We wish her all the best.
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