Construction Training Fund backs Perth Football League

CTF supports diversity at work and in sport.

Construction Training Fund (CTF) is delighted to be celebrating International Women’s Day with a $100,000 two-year sponsorship of Perth Football League’s Women’s Competition.

CTF CEO Tiffany Allen says football is a sport for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities.

“Construction Training Fund proudly supports diversity, particularly in the construction industry and we are delighted to be involved with a code that’s encouraging diversity, healthy activity and inclusion across all age groups,” Ms Allen says.

“The number of women playing footy has tripled in the past four years.

“CTF values health and diversity at work and within the community and we’re delighted to be sponsoring Women’s Football and Perth Football League.

“We believe that this partnership will create greater awareness of the construction industry as a career of choice and the role the CTF plays in ensuring WA’s has a diverse and skilled workforce.”

Perth Football League chief executive David Armstrong said the league started a women’s competition with 16 teams in 2018.

“This season we have 52 teams attracting 2,500 players,” Mr Armstrong said.

“Clubs have seen a real injection of fun and excitement with women joining up to play.”

Perth Football League operations co-ordinator Jill Saunders said the flood of women signing up had injected new life into clubs and had created a talent pathway from amateur to elite competition for girls.

“Having girls see more elite level players in action shows them the talent pathway and more of them are aspiring to play WA women’s football and in the Australian Football League Women’s competition,” Ms Saunders said.

Similarly, the CTF wants to show the many pathways available to women in the construction industry, with many inspirational female leaders to look up to.

CTF, which collects a 0.2 per cent training levy on construction projects worth more than $20,000, provides generous funding support to those hiring apprentices and trainees, as well as financial support for mid-career retraining, upskilling in trades.

The fund operates an interactive venue, the Construction Futures Centre, designed to inspire school-aged children and young adults as well as people considering a career change to consider the variety of pathways and job options on offer within the industry.

“We look forward to sharing more information regarding the sponsorship in the coming months and the many opportunities for women in construction.”

For more information: Madeleine Hubbard M 0402 774 344 E mhubbard@ctf.wa.gov.au

Construction Training Fund CEO Tiffany Allen holding a Perth Football League 100th anniversary Burley football.