Spirit extends major partnership with TAC, announce Geelong home games

30 November 2023 | Bendigo Spirit news

The Bendigo Spirit are delighted to have the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) driving the team forward once again as a major partner this 2023-24 Women’s National Basketball League season.

The Spirit’s three-year partnership extension with the TAC is integral to highlighting the importance of road safety, particularly on country roads.

The partnership will see the Spirit play a key role in sharing the TAC’s road safety messages, including a variety of content with Spirit players.

Thanks to the partnership, the Spirit will be heading down to Geelong for their Round 7 clash against Adelaide Lightning on December 15, and again in Round 10 to take on reigning champs Townsville Fire on January 7.

In both games, the Spirit with wear specially designed jerseys featuring road lines inside a yellow sash.

Additionally, the TAC’s branding will be prominent at both home games at Red Energy Arena and on the road, with their logo to be proudly displayed on the Spirit’s home and away uniforms and on-court signage.

The crowd-favourite TAC blimp is also back for the 2023-24 WNBL season.

“We are rapt to have the TAC’s support once again this season as we look to promote the importance of road safety on country roads together,” Bendigo Spirit General Manager of Operations David Ingham said.

“We spend a lot of time on the road, both during the pre-season and regular season, so keeping safe on the road across regional Victoria and beyond is something we’re passionate about as a team.

“The TAC also have a strong commitment to all-abilities basketball programs in the region in a further sign of our brands aligning.”

There will be all-abilities curtain-raisers ahead of both Geelong games, as well as various clinics run by Spirit players and coaching staff across Bendigo and Geelong.

The TAC’s Chief Executive Officer Tracey Slatter said the TAC was proud to support the women’s basketball team with the partnership allowing us to engage directly with regional Victorians on the road safety issues that impact them most.

“It’s an unfortunate reality that people travelling on regional roads are more likely to be killed or seriously injured in a crash,” Ms Slatter said.

“This partnership means we can work with the basketball community to ensure the players, team members and spectators all have road safety front of mind as they travel for games.”