Thomson Bridge has made a big committment in 2020 to find ways to actively support our local communities.
This year already, we have seen and experienced the devastating affect of the 2020 bushfires, followed by the impact of the COVID19 pandemic. In light of this, we decided to make two donations; the first is to support an AFLW team from the Mount Evelyn Football Netball Club in Victoria, and the second is to the Cooma Rugby Union team in New South Wales. Both teams require some financial support in order to take to the football fields during 2020 and 2021.
Senior Woman's Football team - Victoria
It has become very clear that the COVID19 pandemic has and continues to directly affect community activities. One of our Thomson Bridge Interns, Isabella Rennick, who joined our team in 2020, is a playing member of the Mount Evelyn Football Netball club in South East Victoria. Thomson Bridge recognised that it would be a financial struggle for the team to return in full working order physically and financially in 2020/2021.
With all of the challenges of this pandemic environment, and the need to shift financial priorities, many local sporting sponsorships have not been renewed in 2020. Thomson Bridge is passionate about the importance of sport and physical exercise to a healthy community and we have put forward funding that will cover both the Sponsorship of all 27 players, and a contribution to the cost of a COVID19 officer. We are proud to support these Women getting back on the ground, and playing the sport they love. Our Thomson Bridge team will be there cheering.
Cooma Rugby Union Sponsor - New South Wales
Following a devastating start to 2020 for the Cooma-Monara region with many many weeks of destructive bushfires, COVID19 struck introducing unprecedented challenges to the community and its ability to forge ahead with physical, financial and emotional recovery. During, and in spite of, these historical events, the Cooma Rugby Union Club have kept their heads up, working towards reviving hope in their Rugby Union league.
Thomson Bridge is proud to be a sponsor the Cooma Rugby Union Football Club, known as the Cooma Red Devils. Thomson Bridge is sponsoring the Red Devils footballs for the 2020 and 2021 football Seasons. This ball sponsorship allows the junior Red Devils teams - in all age groups starting with the under 10's, through to the under 18's - to have new practice balls as well their own separate ball to be used on game day. This sponsorship also allows the Red Devils to have extra balls to be used as gifts, prizes in raffles and presentations at award nights.
The Red Devils are part of the Canberra Brumbies Rugby Union group and play in the strong Canberra competition. Last year the under 11 team made the grand final and came away with a grand final win. Playing in this team was the son of Thomson Bridge's NSW and ACT State Manager, Peter Douch, who also chances his arm as one of the assistant coaches for the under 11’s. Thomson Bridge wishes all junior teams luck in the upcoming seasons and are excited to be part of junior rugby in the Cooma Region.