Tasmania’s premier women’s football competition has a new naming rights sponsor, with MyState Bank signing on for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

Tasmanian football’s biggest corporate supporter will continue their sponsorship of junior football by supporting Good Sport Awards, a Grade 6 Junior Leadership Program, Community awards for coaches and volunteers and a ball for every registered junior player.

My State Bank has also come on board to sponsor the state’s referees across all levels of the game.

Football Tasmania CEO Matt Bulkeley said the increased support from MyState Bank would continue the growth of grassroots football at an exciting time for the sport in Tasmania.

“With more players than any other sport, the World Game is Tasmania’s Game and it’s wonderful to have the support of a prominent Tasmanian business for our premier women’s competition, as well as community football and referees,” Mr Bulkeley said.

“While we’re looking forward to welcoming A-League matches this season and finding out whether the Women’s World Cup will come to Launceston in 2023, grassroots football will always be the heart of the sport in Tasmania.

“MyState Bank’s sponsorship will help grow football in Tasmania even further, enabling communities across the state to continue to enjoy football’s vast array of health and social benefits.”

MyState Bank CEO Melos Sulicich said the organisation felt privileged to be able to give back to the community.

“Tasmania is a vibrant state, where dedicated, talented people in the community achieve great things every day and MyState Bank is proud to support and encourage them through our many community projects and initiatives,” Mr Sulicich said.

“The growth of women’s sport in Tasmania has been wonderful to see, and football has been at the forefront of this. The WSL competition has expanded this year to include teams from all major centres in the state and we’re excited to play a part in its continued growth.

“MyState believes integrity is incredibly important in all areas of the community, and this is why we’ve continued our partnership with Football Tasmania to encourage integrity and sportsmanship across all junior matches in Tasmania.”

Mr Bulkeley encouraged all parents of junior players to check in with their local club or association before the start of the season.

“If you’re new to football, just visit www.playfootball.com.au and follow the prompts to find a club close to you,” he said.