AFL Canada is pleased to announce Colliers International as a major sponsor of AFL Canada’s 2017 National Womens Team, the Northern Lights.
AFL CANADA (April 26, 2017) AFL Canada would like to thank Colliers for their support of women in sports. “Sponsorships are essential in helping ease the financial burden on our elite athletes. Thanks to Colliers' support, we can further assist our players by reducing some of the financial pressure and allow them to focus on preparing physically and mentally for this competition,” said AFL Canada’s President, Lachlan Griffiths.
The Northern Lights are the current International Cup (IC) champions and will defend their title this year in Melbourne, Australia. The team, with players from across Canada, will compete against other countries August 5 to 19. The IC is a showcase for the sport of Australian Rules Football. It provides an opportunity for players from across the globe to come together and celebrate the sport's reach outside of Australia. 25 teams representing 18 different nations from North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific will compete in both a men’s and women’s tournament. More information on IC 17 can be found here.
“We are excited to support the Northern Lights as they defend their title as International Cup champions,” said Lex Perry, Director of Marketing and Communications for Colliers International Canada. “Achieving this goal requires not just an elite level of athleticism, but an incredible amount of commitment, discipline and hard work.”
About AFL Canada
AFL Canada is the national governing body of Australian football in Canada and is endorsed by the Australian Football League (AFL). AFL Canada's mandate is to promote the development and awareness of Australian football to Canadians and non-Canadians living in Canada. AFL Canada works with the AFL and other AFL-affiliated national governing bodies to further the interest of the sport. AFL Canada's membership includes leagues across the country and the organization also manages and oversees the country's national team programs, which include men's and women's teams, as well as men's and women's development teams.