All grassroots football and netball leagues around the state took a stand with road safety at the weekend, spreading the message through uniforms and social media.
The weekend saw hundreds of leagues across the state, from the local Maryborough Castlemaine District Football Netball League and Bendigo Football Netball League all the way up to the VFL, pay tribute to the Transport Accident Commision’s (TAC) Towards Zero Round.
Towards Zero is an initiative which aims to bring the road toll down to zero.
It was the first time the round was marked in a state-wide fixture which saw footballers and netballers don special guernseys and socks to promote the message.
TAC acting chief executive officer Bruce Crossett said the Towards Zero Round aims to highlight the real value of reaching zero deaths on the roads and why it’s something all Victorians should be working towards.
“Grassroots football and netball clubs are the life blood of their communities and I’m sure you would be hard pressed to find someone involved who hasn’t been affected by road trauma,” he said.
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