After supporting the Fremantle Dockers for nearly two decades, the AJ Diamond Club have started a new initiative to help Freo’s staff develop and grow.
Announced at Fremantle’s 2021 International Women’s Day luncheon on Friday, the AJ Diamond Club will provide an annual scholarship program that goes towards the personal or professional development for Fremantle employees.
This year, the scholarship will focus solely on female development with three members of the club’s management team set to benefit from the scholarship program in 2021.
Fremantle CEO Simon Garlick said the Club continue to be thankful for the support of the AJ Diamond Club.
“I’m excited to announce a significant initiative that stems from a contribution from one of our key coterie groups in the AJ Diamond Club,” Garlick said.
“This program, one of a number of initiatives that emanates from this wonderful partnership, sees the AJ Diamond Club provide annual funding for staff education and training.
“It is my pleasure to announce today that this funding in 2021 will solely focus on female development.
“Three of our female managers will be undertaking the AIM (Australian Institute of Management) executive management program this year which will continue their growth and development and provide great benefits back to the Club.”
Simon Growden, president of the AJ Diamond Club, said they were pleased to be a part of the new initiative at Fremantle.
“The AJ Diamond Club is delighted to financially assist the development of three outstanding female leaders at the Fremantle Football Club,” Growden said.
“Congratulations to Kasey, Melissa and Kellie, and we wish you all the very best with the Executive Development Course.”