THE TASMANIAN FOOTBALL FOUNDATION HELPS UNITE AND GROW AFL FOOTBALL IN TASMANIA BY PROVIDING A DIRECT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR PROJECTS ACROSS ALL LEVELS OF THE GAME.
Since its inception in Tasmania in 1885, football has played a vital role in bringing together Tasmanians from all walks of life, united in their love of the game. The sense of community and achievement created by the game at all levels is testament to the contributions of generations of players, coaches, officials, volunteers and fans.
Based on the key platforms of Growth, Loyalty and Giving Something Back, the Tasmanian Football Foundation is built on the heritage of state-based passion for the game. It is this tradition that the Foundation is working to protect and grow, well into the future.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Tasmanian Football Foundation aims to:
FOR THE 'WHOLE OF TASMANIAN FOOTBALL'
BE A CREDIBLE AND TRANSPARENT REVENUE GENERATING ENTITY
TO HELP GROW THE
CAPTURE THE SUPPORT OF PEOPLE WHO RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION AFL FOOTBALL MADE TO THEIR FORMATIVE YEARS
PROVIDE TAX DEDUCTIBILITY FOR DONATIONS THROUGH OUR FUNDRAISING PARTNERSHIP WITH THE AUSTRALIAN SPORTS FOUNDATION
Strong governance of the Tasmanian Football Foundation is critical to ensure that funds are protected through the collection, investment and distribution stages.
An Advisory Board overseas management, which is the ultimate responsibility of the AFL Tasmania CEO. The Board is appointed by AFL Tasmania and includes a nominee of the Tasmanian state government.
In addition to internal management controls, independent reporting and tracking of contributions made to the Tasmanian Football Foundation are provided by the Australian Sports Foundation.
Advisory Board Members Include:
- Peter Hudson (Chairman)
- Robert Auld (AFL Tasmania CEO)
- James Henderson
- Kate Kent
- Matthew Richardson
- Paul Sproule
- Trish SQUIRES
- Errol stewart
HOW YOUR SUPPORT HELPS
THE TASMANIAN FOOTBALL FOUNDATION SUPPORTS PROGRAMS ACROSS THREE KEY PILLARS OF TASMANIAN FOOTBALL
Enhancing the Tasmanian Hall of Fame, capturing club history from all levels and creating an electronic museum to ensure that the heritage of the game in Tasmania is preserved for all time
Promoting the vital role of local clubs (seniors and juniors, men and women, boys and girls), volunteers and officials, and participants at all levels of AFL football in Tasmania
Building participation of women in football (playing and non-playing), creating a mentoring program for the next generation of AFL players and improving the existing junior academy
Support for individual projects will be staged according to priority and levels of available Foundation funding.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
THERE ARE MANY WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT THE TASMANIAN FOOTBALL FOUNDATION
Make a tax deductable donation to a specific project - details of projects open for funding can be viewed on the below link.
Make a tax deductable donation to the Tasmanian Football Foundation to be used across any projects it supports.
SUPPORT AN EVENT
Purchase a ticket(s) to a Foundation or AFL Tasmania event and support the fundraising activities on offer.
The Tasmanian Football Foundation has partnered with the Australian Sports Foundation - a government organisation that works with sporting clubs and organisations to raise funds for "projects that that build communities and strengthen our national sporting identity". It has raised over $300m across 50+ sports since its inception in 1986. Partnering with the Australian Sports Foundation means that donors
can take advantage of its unique Deductible Gift Recipient status, so that anyone who donates to a Tasmanian Football Foundation project can receive a tax deduction for amounts of $2 or more.