Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to announce the partnership extension of Transport for NSW for the next two seasons which will see them on the right sleeve of the A-League team’s jersey.
The partnership dates back to 2015 with the new deal until the end of 2022 seeing Transport for NSW become one of the Red & Black’s longest standing partners.
Transport for NSW’s “SLOW DOWN” messaging will feature on the Wanderers A-League team’s home, away and third kit on the right sleeve to promote a new road safety campaign around changing the behaviour around speeding.
In addition to the jersey branding, the partnership will continue to see Transport for NSW activate at Wanderers match days, as well as digital and social campaigns to spread road safety messaging in the Western Sydney community.
Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas said he was proud to be continuing the relationship with a partner that has such an important message.
“Our partnership with Transport for NSW goes beyond football and we are very proud to be continuing our relationship going into our sixth season,” said Tsatsimas.
“Transport for NSW’s “SLOW DOWN” campaign is very important to our Western Sydney community and we are proud to be continuing the conversation and raising awareness of staying safe on our roads.”
Acting Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said the NSW Government was proud to continue its partnership with the club and raise awareness of the need for all drivers to consider everyone around them before making decisions on the roads.
“Speeding remains the leading cause of death and injuries on NSW roads. It accounted for around 34 per cent of fatalities in the Greater Sydney region in 2019, with a higher incidence in Western Sydney where speeding contributed to 37 per cent of fatalities,” Toole said.
“Almost 100 people died in speed related crashes during the first eight months of this year. These were fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and friends whose lives could have been saved if everyone simply followed the speed limit.”
“I can’t stress enough how important it is to slow down. With the help of the Western Sydney Wanderers, we’re using the power of football to raise awareness and start conversations about road trauma and how everyone can help prevent it.”