Insurance Commission of WA gives Belt Up netballs to teams

Nedlands MLA Bill Marmion and PNA president Jenni Stawell with players and the new balls.
Nedlands MLA Bill Marmion and PNA president Jenni Stawell with players and the new balls.

PLAYERS at Matthews Netball Centre will have the ‘Belt Up’ message in their faces from this weekend after the Insurance Commission of WA donated five branded match balls to every open team on Saturday.

The Belt Up road safety message promotes public awareness about the prevention of motor vehicle crashes and educates people about how to sustain fewer and less serious injuries in crashes.

Nedlands MLA Bill Marmion presented the branded balls to players and Perth Netball Association president Jenni Stawell on Saturday.

“The Belt Up balls are an extremely valuable asset to our clubs,” Stawell said.

“The sponsorship is worth approximately $20,000 a year to PNA and the message to wear seatbelts and save lives is priceless.”

Insurance Commission chief executive Rod Whithear said that wearing a seatbelt could save lives and lessen the severity of injuries for those involved in crashes.

“That’s why the Belt Up campaign is an important one for the entire netball community,” Whithear said.

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