The Geelong football community has made a commitment to making a positive impact on the environment, with the Sports Environment Alliance (SEA) announcing the Geelong Football Club, and their home ground, GMHBA Stadium, operated by the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust, as the newest members to its sport organisation network.
As two of Geelong’s leading sports organisations, the Geelong Football Club and the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust are both heavily committed to creating positive impact in the community of Geelong and the broader region.
On welcoming Geelong Football Club to the Sports Environment Alliance network, SEA Executive Director, Dr Sheila Nguyen said she is delighted they have joined the growing leadership voice and will be sharing their influence for the current and future health of our community.
“The Geelong Football Club has long played a leadership role in their game and in their community,” Nguyen said.
“We look forward to working together to making the change for our clean future and protecting the places where we play for future generations.”
Geelong Football Club’s chief financial officer, Simon Kelleher, said the club is always looking for ways to improve its environment impact, and save electricity, gas, water and landfill waste.
“The Sports Environment Alliance will provide us access to a network of other sporting and stadium management organisations pursuing the same objective, so we can share learnings and ideas,” Kelleher said.
The addition of the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust as an Alliance member also sparks great excitement for SEA, with the stadium joining other major infrastructure members including the MCG and Victoria Racing Club in prioritising a clean future.
“At a time where infrastructure is starting to play a more important role in our zero net carbon future, sport infrastructure is stepping up to the plate to participate, and their involvement is exciting for the movement,” Nguyen said.
Kardinia Park Stadium Trust CEO, Michael Brown, said that the organisation is invested in finding environmental and sustainable solutions for the Stadium and the broader precinct.
“We believe we can be a leader within the Geelong region in this space, and look forward to aligning with the Geelong Football Club to engage and drive these messages with our stakeholders.”
Stay tuned to the Sports Environment Alliance website and its social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – for more information on initiatives involving Sports Environment Alliance, the Geelong Football Club, and the Kardinia Park Stadium Trust in the coming months.