ME Banks Signs on as Partner of A-League

By iSportconnect | March 28, 2013

The Hyundai A-League and ME Bank have agreed a new partnership, which will see the launch of the first ME Bank Green Card for Fairer Play Award.

The award will recognise and reward fair play, on and off the field, within Australia’s leading football league.

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop said: “Football has an important role to play in society as a huge number of our grassroots players look up to the stars of the Hyundai A-League, from their work on the pitch to their work in the community.

“While so often moments of Fairer Play go unnoticed I am very happy to announce the introduction of an award that symbolises one of the best attributes in sport – fair play.

“With the backing of a fantastic new partner in ME Bank this award will surely become an important feature of our competitive calendar.”

ME Bank CEO, Jamie McPhee, added: “Demonstrations of fair and unfair play on the football pitch resonate strongly with fans because it reflects our desire for fairness across all walks of life.

“As a bank that was founded by industry super funds to provide a fairer banking alternative, we believe in a ‘fair go’ on the football field, in the community, and in banking.

“It’s great to recognise our Hyundai A-League nominees today and to announce we’ll be rolling out the Green Card for Fairer Play Award to grassroots clubs during the 2013 season, in the spirit of a fair go for everyone.”

Jerrad Tyson (Western Sydney Wanderers FC), Thomas Broich (Brisbane Roar FC) and Leigh Broxham (Melbourne Victory FC) are nominated to be the inaugral recipient of the award.