The Southern Football Netball League is delighted to announce that the Bendigo Bank Dingley Village has again committed to co-fund the successful Terry Dillon Solutions club development program for our Division 3 clubs. Additionally, Bendigo Bank Dingley Village has also agreed to fund the program for all Division 2 clubs.
As a result of their financial contribution to the program, Bendigo Bank Dingley Village has secured naming rights to the Division 2 Senior and Division 3 Senior competitions for the next 12 months.
The Division 2 and Division 3 Senior competitions will now be referred to as:
SFNL Bendigo Bank Dingley Village Division 2 Senior
SFNL Bendigo Bank Dingley Village Division 3 Senior
This announcement comes following a review of the 12-month trial of the Terry Dillon Solutions program, which has seen improvements for SFNL clubs in many key areas, particularly volunteers, taking the club to the next level, capital grants, finance, fund-saving and membership
SFNL CEO David Cannizzo said that the expansion of the Terry Dillon Solutions program will have wide-ranging benefits for SFNL clubs, as well as the League as a whole, and expressed his gratitude to Bendigo Bank Dingley Village for their assistance in ensuring the program’s long-term continuity.
“The League can only continue to grow and become stronger through good management and sustainability of all our clubs. Through this program, it is hoped that this will improve the base level of club management and importantly create a more manageable job for club volunteers,” Mr Cannizzo said.
“We are looking forward to assisting our clubs in their sustainability and are pleased we have a tangible program that can support.
“However, without the support of Bendigo Bank Dingley Village, the continued implementation of the Terry Dillon Solutions program would not have been possible and we thank them for their wonderful assistance.”
Leigh Menzel, one of the volunteer directors of Bendigo Bank Dingley Village’s franchise branch, said that the organisation was proud to partner with the SFNL and assist in the delivery of a program that benefits grassroots sporting clubs.
“The bank is proud to co-fund the Terry Dillon Solutions program with the SFNL. We see the SFNL providing an invaluable community service in creating an avenue for young women and men to partake in competitive sports in football and netball,” Mr Menzel said.
“Community sporting clubs continually struggle to attract volunteers, sponsorship, membership and grants. For the Bendigo Bank Dingley Village and the SFNL to be able to get together and help their clubs, through the Terry Dillon Solutions program, it’s a fantastic merger of like-minded organisations.
“We look forward to some successful outcomes for the clubs participating in the program.”