2021 Belt Up Round
Football West’s 2021 Belt Up Round takes place this weekend as we again team up with the Insurance Commission to drive home the message of road safety.
Last year 98 people not wearing seatbelts were killed or seriously injured in crashes on roads in Western Australia – just one short of nine football teams.
It is a stark statistic which Football West is determined to help reduce with our partners at the Insurance Commission.
A key part of our wider campaign is Belt Up Round, which will see us share the Belt Up message at matches across the Belt Up Amateur, Metro and Masters leagues.
This will include us live streaming two games from the Belt Up Amateur competition - the Division Two first team and Reserves games between Floreat Athena and Curtin University at E&D Litis Stadium.
The Reserve match begins at 1.30pm with the first team kicking off at 3.30pm.
There will also be a ball giveaway and other activations at the ground.
Football West Head of Commercial and Partnerships Terresa Parish said: “We are excited to be working with the Insurance Commission once more to share the Belt Up road safety message with our clubs and their players.
“We are looking forward to streaming a game from a competition which does not usually get this level of exposure. That is great for the players while at the same time we can share the message of wearing a seatbelt and staying safe while on the road.
“During the week we will post messages promoting the Belt Up message and it is something we would like our clubs to also share.”
Tying in with Belt Up Round, Football West will begin to distribute 2,000 footballs branded with the Belt Up message to clubs across the state.
Commission Secretary, Insurance Commission Kane Blackman said: “The Belt Up message is an important one for the Insurance Commission and wider community, as not wearing a seatbelt can significantly increase the severity of injuries sustained in a car crash. The Insurance Commission is proud to partner with Football West to deliver this important message to the soccer community.
“Last year, 98 people who weren’t wearing a seatbelt were killed or seriously injured in crashes on WA roads. We don’t want you to become a statistic. Belt Up.”