Veterans receive the support, welcome and encouragement they deserve to assist with deepening relationships into their local community via their chosen sport.
Clubs receive new and valuable assets, be they players, coaches, administrators, ideas or members.
Both commit. Both benefit.
Developed by Rugby 1st Limited in support of Veteran Sport Australia, the Vet Friendly Club (VFC) program engages, accredits and connects sporting clubs, with current and former serving Veterans of the Australian Defence Force. The program has launched with Rugby Clubs in NSW and will be expanded to QLD, the ACT and other states around Australia in 2020 and beyond.
At the core of the VFC is an understanding that transition from service to civilian life is not always an easy process for the men and women who serve our Country. They often need, and would benefit greatly from, genuine encouragement and appreciation of their history, as they and their families navigate civilian life.
Clubs have the opportunity to receive support to activate new initiatives and events that build Club spirit, awareness and engage their communities and networks, while collaborating and engaging individual Veterans’ skills in varied opportunities.
Veterans can match themselves or be matched by their strengths and interests based on Club location, activities and priorities. Their special needs and the integration of their families into the Club community are considered and respected.
The support of the VFC program –
Rugby Clubs can find out more and/or register here.
Veterans can find out more and/or register here.
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