Melbourne Victory is delighted to announce WorkSafe Victoria has been signed as a major sponsor until the end of the 2017/18 season.
The partnership was formally announced by WorkSafe chief executive Clare Amies at Victory's Chairman's Function before the Round 18 Melbourne Derby.
Victory chairman Anthony Di Pietro said the club was delighted WorkSafe had agreed to become a key community partner.
"WorkSafe is a trusted brand in this state, and it is fantastic news for Victory and its strong supporter base that the two organisations will be working together," Di Pietro said.
"As Victoria's occupational health and safety regulator, WorkSafe plays a crucial role in our community ensuring Victorian workers return home safe every day. And that's an important message we are eager to share with football fans everywhere.
"Using our extensive business, community and multicultural programs, we will work closely with the team at WorkSafe to help deliver on their objectives."
Ms Amies said WorkSafe was excited at the opportunity to promote its health and safety messages to Victory fans across the state.
"The club has assembled one of Victoria's largest sporting corporate networking groups, while its connections with community and multicultural groups will give WorkSafe new opportunities to engage with more workers than ever before," she said.
"Soccer is a hugely popular international sport that is rapidly increasing its following here in Australia. It's particularly popular with young workers and those who are new to Australia, who are among our most vulnerable workers.
"That’s why this partnership with Melbourne Victory is so exciting. The club's strong business, community and multicultural links will help WorkSafe spread its health and safety messages to many of these workers and businesses."
For more information on WorkSafe Victoria, visit worksafe.vic.gov.au.