Wests Group Macarthur are now officially the single largest supporter of football in the region.

In a major partnership agreement with Macarthur Football Association (MFA) for the 2023 season announced yesterday evening, Wests will provide $100,000 in funding, plus additional in-kind and venue support.

In addition to a significant investment towards subsidized player insurance fees to alleviate fee pressure on families, Wests is thrilled to add Macarthur RAMS Women’s FC to its ongoing support of Macarthur Rams FC and be the new major partner of the M League Competition.

“This partnership with Wests Group Macarthur ensures the MFA can continue to provide significant value to the M-League community,” said Chairperson of the Macarthur Football Association Darcy Lound.

“Despite an interrupted period due to the global health pandemic, the M-League Competition has continued to thrive, and in 2023 it will only get better as we welcome Wests Group Macarthur as the new sponsor of the M- League competition.”

The local M-League Competition kicks off on Friday, 17 March, and comprises of four Leagues and 600 players across the U21 Colts, Men’s First and Reserve Grades, and Women’s First Grade.

The Men’s Competition will feature eight clubs right across the Macarthur region while the women’s M League will see six clubs from Macarthur and six clubs from the SDSFA.

Chairperson of Wests Group Macarthur Alan Buxton noted that Wests has been a long supporter of Football in Macarthur with over 15 years of partnership with MFA.

“We are thrilled to be able to support further pathways, stronger competitions, and better opportunities for players and their families from Under 9’s all the way through to the local Premier League competition,” Mr Buxton said.

In addition to direct funding, Wests will be providing dining vouchers each week for M League ‘Match moment’ player of the round and be the preferred venue and events partner of the MFA and member clubs in 2023 with many key events to take place at Wests League Club including the 2023 Premiers Presentation, M-League Awards Night, and end-of-season events.