SFNL club Skye Football Netball Club will again "Band Together" for this years TAC Round after being one of the few clubs to receive the maximum $10,000 last year from the TAC.
Bombers President Micky Kane is passionate about spreading the key messages of road safety and wants to make sure the club can do everything they can to get those messages across.
"The club will be rolling out the key messages for road safety, we were one of the handful of clubs that picked up for full 10-thousand dollars last year and we are very keen to go back to back," Kane told Dan Lonergan from
The Bombers did a variety of different measure to ensure they did the most they could for this initiative.
"We spoke to local driving schools about spreading the message and making sure our younger players always get home, and driving lessons were donated for those under-17."
Frankton Toyota is a great supporter of the Skye Bombers and has hopped on board to showcase their cars and support the club with their road safety messages.
AFL legend Nick Dal Santo was in attendance at Wedge Road in Carrum Downs (The Hanger) last week and also showed his support.
From offering complimentary soft drink to minimise drink driving to displaying road safety messages around the club and online - the club does a number of different things to Band Together for safer roads.
This year marks 31 years of the TAC and AFL Victoria working together to speak to Victorians about road safety in order to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on the roads.
The message is just as important now as it was 31 years ago.
As part of that partnership, the 2022 TAC & AFL Victoria Road Safety Round will be held on the 15-17th of July, and every club state-wide is invited to take part.
But this year, we aren’t just inviting clubs to participate, we’re calling on everyone in the community to get involved by wearing a new kind of armband, a blue armband.
Paying homage to the black armbands traditionally worn on the field to honour a death in the community, this new armband is a reminder we all have someone to drive safely for.
Whether it’s your mother, your mate, your sister, your son or your entire team; whether it’s someone who is here, or someone who is no longer with us.
The band contains a QR code that can be scanned to see a number of videos from Victorians talking about their reason for wearing the band, and everyone is invited to share their own reason on their socials.
The aim is to use these armbands to help create awareness and encourage community discussion about our mission to eliminate deaths and serious injuries on our roads.