Football within the NSFA region will continue to grow thanks to a wide-ranging partnership with Harvey Norman in the coming 12 months.
With a strong history of supporting women’s sport, Harvey Norman will adorn the front of shirt for our Northern Tigers Women’s NPL and Girls SAP teams, as well as being on the back of shirt for our Mixed SAP, Youth NPL and Men’s NPL teams.
Harvey Norman’s sponsorship will also reinforce the NSFA Female Football Strategy, What’s Best for Her, which encompasses various retention, attraction and development initiatives including the NSFA Skellern Cup, Female Coach Mentoring Program and Female Football Working Group.
The deal also sees Harvey Norman supporting the NSFA Men’s and Women’s Premier Leagues as our Premier Competitions partner.
A well-known Australian-based brand, Harvey Norman has multiple locations positioned directly within or adjacent to the NSFA footprint – Gordon, Belrose, North Ryde and the newly-opened premium store at Hornsby Westfield.
“This partnership with Harvey Norman reflects our shared desire to continue developing football within the region, and in particular providing opportunities for female footballers,” said Ed Ferguson, NSFA CEO.
“We are looking forward to working with Harvey Norman and its local stores over the next year across a variety of initiatives and events and hopefully build a foundation that will continue well into the future.”
“With over 80 football fields and close to 20,000 players in the Northern Suburbs Football Association catchment, you always know when football season has started,” commented Dan Matthews, Harvey Norman Electrical Proprietor, Hornsby store.
“Our local playing fields come alive with players from as young as 5 up to 77, all training and playing their hearts out. When you see those players getting fit and having fun, you witness first-hand why Harvey Norman have come on board as a major partner of the NSFA.
“We look forward to working with the team on their priority focus of player retention, attraction and development and are committed to working with them to achieve their goal of 32% female player participation by 2023.”
Get to know your local store: Carlo Di Clemente
Harvey Norman stores are owned and operated by local proprieters who are invested in the community. Meet Carlo Di Clemente from Harvey Norman Belrose!
Where did you grow up?
What is your favourite sport to play/watch?
I love NRL and NFL, Brisbane Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys are my teams.
How long have you worked for Harvey Norman for?
My career with Harvey Norman has reached 27 years. Currently Belrose is my 10th Franchise with my first store in Hamilton country Victoria in 2001.
What is your favourite Harvey Norman memory?
My favourite memory was the first time I met Gerry Harvey in early 2001. As nervous as I was, it was noticeably clear why he is successful. Gerry told me the number one thing we do is People and to this very day I carry this ethos into my Business. People are the most important thing that we do.
What is your department?
AVIT Technology and Entertainment.
What products are trending now in your department?
iPhone 12 is the trending product of the month, and some amazing deals we have when connected to Optus Network.
What is your best advice to your customer?
A pandemic will always test our resolve as people and when tested, amazing people will rise to the challenge and do amazing things. Our customers have supported our business during these difficult months. For this I am truly thankful and look forward to seeing you at Harvey Norman Belrose soon!