Wanderers’ women join the men to Reclaim the Game

Western Sydney Wanderers FC are proud to confirm that they will be extending their partnership with Reclaim the Game, with the initiative extending to the club Liberty A-League squad for the next two seasons.

This comes after two successful seasons of partnership with the Isuzu UTE A-League Men’s squad, where the program has had a chance to resonate with the club’s Western Sydney community.

Western Sydney Wanderers CEO Scott Hudson said he was proud to be continuing the relationship for the next two seasons.

“It is important for us to have an impact beyond the field and together with Reclaim the Game we have brought awareness of the impact that sports betting can have in professional sport,” said Mr Hudson.

“We are delighted that this partnership has now extended to our A-League Women’s team, and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship with Reclaim the Game over the next two years.”

Alison Parkinson, the A/Director of the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling said “In the two years we’ve been working together, we have seen great support from the Wanderers fanbase who have far-reaching roots across Western Sydney. We’re thrilled that our partnership continues to grow with their women’s team joining the Reclaim the Game family.

Partnering with the women’s squad shows the club really believes in the Reclaim the Game message, and we have a chance to get our message out to the female audience, who are an emerging market for sports betting.

It’s also common to see an increase in betting marketing around high-profile events like the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, which is set to take place in Australia and New Zealand – so in some respects, we are getting ahead of the game.”

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This announcement comes in the leadup to GambleAware Week, an annual initiative for the NSW community to raise awareness about the risks of gambling and gambling harm. GambleAware Week will take place from Monday 17 October – Sunday 23 October 2022. For more information visit: https://www.gambleaware.nsw.gov.au/resources-and-education/awareness-campaigns/gambleaware-week-2022