ME Bank CEO, Jamie McPhee, and Football Federation Australia Chief Executive, David Gallop, today announced the first ever nominees for the ME Bank Green Card for Fairer Play Award.
The nominees are Hyundai A-League players Jerrad Tyson (Western Sydney Wanderers FC), Thomas Broich (Brisbane Roar), and Leigh Broxham (Melbourne Victory FC).
The Award is designed to recognise, reward and support the most significant gestures of Fairer Play within the Hyundai A-League community, both on and off the field.
It was established through an exciting new partnership between the Hyundai A-League and ME Bank.
The ME Bank Green Card for Fairer Play Award inaugural winner will be judged by an esteemed ‘Green Card Panel’, including:
Fans can vote for the most deserving act of fairer play and go into the draw to win $5000 plus a Grand Final package that includes two game tickets, return flights, accommodation and much more.
ME Bank CEO, Jamie McPhee, said the company was excited to be partnering with the FFA to recognise fairer play across the Hyundai A-League competition.
“Demonstrations of fair and unfair play on the football pitch resonate strongly with fans because they reflect our desire for fairness across all walks of life.
“As a bank that was founded by industry super funds to provide a fairer banking alternative, we believe in a ‘fair go’ on the football field, in the community, and in banking.
“It’s great to recognise our Hyundai A-League nominees today and to announce we’ll be rolling out theGreen Card for Fairer Play Award to grassroots clubs during the 2013 season, in the spirit of a fair go for everyone.”
FFA CEO, David Gallop, welcomed ME Bank as a new partner to the Hyundai A-League and paid tribute to the role of Fairer Play in football.
“While players are most often judged by their skill, goals, flair and potency, football is also a game that can inspire acts of true sportsmanship and community spirit,” he said.
“Football has an important role to play in society as a huge number of our grassroots players look up to the stars of the Hyundai A-League, from their work on the pitch to their work in the community.
“While so often moments of Fairer Play go unnoticed I am very happy to announce the introduction of an award that symbolises one of the best attributes in sport – fair play.
“With the backing of a fantastic new partner in ME Bank this award will surely become an important feature of our competitive calendar.”