Fulton Hogan and Richmond AFLW kick off new partnership supporting women in construction

Fulton Hogan is proud to announce a new partnership with Richmond Football Club’s Women’s program that promotes diversity and greater representation of women in construction.

The partnership offers flexible employment pathways to give the club’s women players the financial means to focus on playing football at both AFLW and VFLW level.

The partnership commenced in November 2019 with Fulton Hogan employing Richmond AFLW players Iilish Ross, Holly Whitford and Tayla Stahl as construction trainees, assisting delivery of works at construction sites across Melbourne.

“The partnership with Richmond offers female footballers flexible employment pathways that support their rigorous training schedule,” said Fulton Hogan Alliance General Manager, Dean Riha.

“Fulton Hogan has a real focus in increasing the number of women entering the construction industry. By offering flexible career pathways within our business, we are not only helping aspiring footballers to realise their AFLW dreams, but also providing the industry with female role models of which young women and school-aged kids can aspire to.

“This will help boost awareness of viable career options for women in construction and that can only be a good thing for the industry and our own workforce.”

Richmond CEO Brendon Gale said he was thrilled the club was able to form a partnership that would provide female players with a meaningful career pathway outside of football.

“We are invested in helping all of our players to prosper on and off the field and this partnership gives our girls the opportunity to build a career in construction with excellent mentor programs and pathways,” he said.

“Until such time as we can have full time professional AFLW players, we recognise that our players will require additional support to supplement their on-field pursuits. Partnerships with organisations such as Fulton Hogan, and their flexible approaches to career pathways are valuable to our Club, the ecosystem of AFLW and most importantly, our players. It is fantastic that the girls are able to again serve as brilliant role models to the next generation whilst promoting gender equality in another industry.”

See more on the Richmond Football Club site: click here

 

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