WorkSafe Country Club Series: Camperdown vs Cobden

WorkSafe Country Club Series: Camperdown vs Cobden

10th May 2024

The WorkSafe Country Club Series continues in the heart of Victoria’s South West this weekend, with the Camperdown Football and Netball Club hosting AFL Victoria’s country footy feature event for the round.

The highly anticipated Hampden Football Netball League clash between rivals the Camperdown Magpies and Cobden Bombers is set to draw a strong crowd, with hundreds of locals expected to flock to Leura Oval for the Round 5 matchup on Saturday 11 May, with the main game to start at 2pm.

The WorkSafe Country Club Game will put the Camperdown community in the spotlight throughout the week, with a football and netball clinic run by Western Bulldogs 2016 Premiership Player, Tom Boyd, and Melbourne Vixens players Hannah Mundy, Rudi Ellis and Kate Eddy at training on Thursday night.

Tom Boyd and Maggie Caris from the Vixens will also be in attendance on match day.

The WorkSafe Country Club Games initiative aims to champion regional communities and their volunteers, whilst serving as a platform for these football and netball clubs to promote the importance of workplace safety.

By taking part in the week, Camperdown FNC also receive a $5,000 financial contribution from WorkSafe, along with new footballs, netballs and goal post padding to support the club.

Head of AFL Victoria, Greg Madigan, said that the week is a terrific opportunity for the local community to come together and remind each other of why it’s important to keep each other safe at work.

“We know our participants have a lot going on and fatigue and other decision making can creep in.”

“WorkSafe have been a tremendous supporter of Victorian country footy for more than 20 years now, and the relevance is as clear as ever – stay safe at work, and we’ll all keep coming to the footy on a Saturday to enjoy a kick and spending time with our mates and families.”

Tom Boyd is looking forward to getting involved with the local community for a great cause.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be heading down to Camperdown this Thursday and Saturday. We know just how vital a role that community football and netball clubs play in regional communities in particular, and that makes them the perfect place to spread the message about workplace safety,” Boyd said.

This weekend will be the second of six WorkSafe Country Club Games for 2024. By focusing on agricultural communities where risks of injury are heightened, WorkSafe aims to build connections and deliver essential safety guidance to safeguard at risk Victorians from injury and harm at work.

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