Bateman MLA Matt Taylor preaches Belt Up message

Bateman MLA Matt Taylor with members of the Tingara Netball Club.
Bateman MLA Matt Taylor with members of the Tingara Netball Club.

BATEMAN MLA Matt Taylor teamed up with the Winthrop and Tingara netball clubs to promote the State Government’s Belt Up road safety awareness campaign last week.

Mr Taylor presented the clubs with Belt Up branded netballs at Frank Gibson Park as part of promoting the campaign’s focus on the importance of seat belts.

“Twenty-five per cent of people killed and seriously injured on our roads were not wearing seat belts,” Mr Taylor said.

“It’s great to have local sporting clubs partner with the State Government to promote this important message.”

Across Western Australia, the initiative has resulted in 6000 Belt Up branded netballs being delivered to more than 1000 teams.

With 472 players, Brentwood-based Tingara Netball Club is the biggest netball club in Western Australia.

Club secretary Sarah James said the sponsorship saved her club around $1500 while promoting the road safety message.

“The State Government’s sponsorship not only supports our club financially but also raises awareness for this important campaign among our players, spectators and the broader community,” Ms James said.

Mr Taylor also presented Belt Up branded rugby balls to the Palmyra Rugby Club during RugbyWA’s third annual Belt Up round earlier this year.