Programmed, Australia’s leading provider of staffing, maintenance and in-home care services has reaffirmed its long-term commitment to the Fremantle Dockers men’s and women’s teams by extending their partnership into its 18th year.
Programmed are one of Australia’s largest employers with more than 30,000 employees and 1,000 trainees and apprentices. The company has a strong track record in helping young adults forge a career path into roles such as supervisors, and leaders who are great contributors to their communities.
Programmed will transition from Fremantle’s Co-Major Partner, a position it has held for more than 14 years, to a Platinum category sponsor and maintain a strong brand presence with the Club. (retaining the Programmed logo on the back of both the Men’s and the Women’s AFL and AFLW guernseys.)
The extended partnership will also have a renewed focus on impacting West Australians, with a number of new initiatives in support of the community planned for 2023.
The Fremantle Football Club has received unwavering support from Programmed throughout the duration of the partnership, specifically highlighted by their commitment during the last two COVID-19 interrupted years.
Programmed/PERSOLKELLY’s Nic Fairbank, said “Fremantle is a great club with a proud history and great potential; we are thrilled to be a continuing part of its journey. The quality of relationships we have with Fremantle are in part driven by both organisations’ commitment to community, social interaction and club/ business success. We are committed to Western Australia, Fremantle FC and remain a strong contributor to the States success in sport and business. The next few years should be very exciting!”
Fremantle CEO Simon Garlick said: “For this partnership to be entering into its 18th year is a testament to the strong bond between Programmed and the Fremantle Football Club.
“We thank Programmed for the significant contribution they have made and we’re delighted to extend the partnership into a period where we believe the club is set to deliver some powerful results both on and off the field.
“Both organisations prioritise values and culture as the two key pillars of our businesses, as well as our shared commitment to making a positive social impact in our community”.
“Programmed’s support of AFLW over the past six years has championed diversity and inclusion in the workplace and helped build the profile for women’s sport.”
The partnership agreement with Programmed means that Fremantle will be seeking a new Co-Major Partner from the 2023 AFL and AFLW seasons, to sit alongside Woodside.
Garlick says “This presents a rare and exciting opportunity for another like-minded business to assume the position as Co-Major sponsor of the Club; for the first time in more than a decade.”
Programmed ranks in the top 10 private employers in Australia and New Zealand with more than 30,000 staff who work across customer sites in public housing, education, health, infrastructure, manufacturing, transport and mining.
Our business model is built around our ability to recruit, deploy, manage and maintain a large, directly employed workforce of professional, skilled and semi-skilled staff with a wide range of capabilities.
We are a leading provider of staffing, maintenance, and in-home care services across all industry sectors in Australia and New Zealand.