Vicsport and rebel working together to get back to sport
Vicsport and rebel are thrilled to announce a partnership that will assist Vicsport members in getting back to sport following a disrupted year due to COVID-19.
An active part of the Victorian community for almost 30 years, rebel has 40 stores spread across the state and are proud partners of national sporting competitions including the AFL, NRL, the rebel WBBL as well as Netball Australia and Football Federation Australia.
During this time, the rebel brand has become synonymous with sport and athletic community involvement. For many Victorians, their sporting journey begins at school or their local club and rebel is set to make genuine connections in both areas with the assistance of Vicsport.
With Victoria’s COVID-19 restrictions easing and the state heading towards a “COVID-normal” future, this partnership will also benefit clubs in the planning and execution of their return to sport plans.
“Our vision is to inspire all Victorians to chase their sporting dreams and passions and this partnership is a testament to that commitment,” said Gary Williams, Managing Director – rebel. “Sport is calling and together, rebel and Vicsport will champion sport participation in schools and local communities. In doing so, we will also promote mental health and wellness across our communities.”
“rebel and Vicsport are aligned in the goal to get more people more active more often,” said Lisa Hasker, Vicsport CEO. “This partnership is exciting in a time when we can work together to get Victorians back to sport.”
Sport has never been more important – it is a stress reliever, a problem solver, a game changer. rebel believes in the transformative power of sport. Sport is calling, how will you answer?
For over 30 years Vicsport has provided advice, assistance and support to its members and the broader sports community. Through our extensive network, Vicsport’s constituency includes 16,000 clubs and associations and over 3.9 million participants including paid staff and volunteers who make a significant contribution to the social, physical, mental and economic wellbeing of the Victorian community.
rebel can trace its history back to 1985 when the first store was opened in Bankstown, NSW. Since then, rebel has grown to become the leading retailer of sporting and leisure equipment, apparel and footwear in Australia. Today, rebel has over 150 stores across
Australia and over 6000 employees. rebel have a genuine passion for a healthy lifestyle and providing Australians with what they need to achieve their sporting goals – both for mind and body. Sport takes us to a new, more positive state of being. It has the ability to transform the ordinary, everyday into something spectacular. With this belief, rebel would like to inspire, support and motivate all people to transform their lives using the power of Sport. SPORT IS CALLING.