Southern Cross Credit Union (SCCU) expands its community reach, announcing a new partnership with Hockey Tweed and Casuarina Beach Hockey Club.
It is important for SCCU to be involved in the community across different fields that are important to our region, and sport is one of those sectors we want to encourage well into the future.
Both the local credit union and hockey association share the belief that sport improves social connectivity and inclusion, develops skills, educates, and promotes teamwork. It builds communities, enables diversity through larger social networks, and creates friends for life.
“We have a long history of supporting local sporting groups in our region and we are excited to expand this reach into local hockey. We want to help drive engagement and awareness, support training and development programs and be a part of the growth of this sport within our area. We have shared values and are looking forward to bringing this partnership to life.” Cassie Nicole, Sponsorship Specialist.
“Hockey Tweed would like to acknowledge The Southern Cross Credit Union for their sponsorship. It has been a challenging few years after pandemics and floods for our regional hockey centre. Our centre was slowly recovering from the pandemic as membership was adversely affected. Then, during the floods, our facilities suffered major damage including loss of the whole bottom level of our clubhouse. This literally wiped out one of a main income sources, our canteen. Our membership was also affected as many of our members have suffered financial hardship over the past 3 years. This sponsorship will contribute to the replacement of equipment loss during the floods and also allow our centre to keep our registration fees affordable.” Margaret Coleman, President
President of Casuarina Hockey Club, Jason Ellem also shares what this partnership means to the club. “Casuarina Hockey Club are very pleased with the new sponsorship deal with Southern Cross Credit Union. This money will be used to build the capacity of the club to support Umpiring throughout our club and also the Tweed District. In turn, this will strengthen the sport locally and provide further avenues of participation and success for athletes of all ages.”