We are so grateful and a huge THANKYOU goes out to all the Hawks community in helping, participating and promoting the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Rewards Program. For our commitment to road safety our Club has been awarded $7500 in the TAC Club Rewards Program, announced last week.
The Victorian Government and Transport Accident Commission rewarded 151 grassroots clubs across the state a share in more than half a million dollars, for showing their commitment to eliminating death and serious injuries on our roads, throughout the 2022 season.
The TAC Head of Road Safety Samantha Cockfield said, “It is encouraging to see the commitment from Victorian football and netball clubs to educate the community on road safety and their actions will undoubtedly have a lasting and positive impact on the lives of their members.”
The TAC Club Rewards Program encourages AFL Victoria-affiliated clubs to educate their players and members on the dangers associated with risky driving behaviours such as speed, drink/drug driving, fatigue and distractions. So far this year, 187 people have lost their lives on Victorian roads, with 106 of those in regional areas – a concerning increase on the 78 regional deaths at the same time last year.
Quote attributable to Head of AFL Victoria Ben Kavenagh, “Our clubs are the heart of Victorian communities and once again we are proud to stand alongside the TAC to be leading these conversations, which we hope will help reduce the incidents of road trauma and ensure that everyone gets home safely.”
The Club looks forward to announcing where the awarded funds will be allocated in the not too distant future. Further information about the program and the Clubs that were awarded can be found here.