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FMA supports 2020 Bennelong Cup

The 2020 Bennelong Cup will be held in Sydney on 14 February 2020. We invite you to participate in this annual day of touch footy day to help support young Indigenous people in their transition from school to work.

What is the Bennelong Cup?
Created by Bennelong Energy Services (BES) three years ago, the Bennelong Cup raises awareness and much-needed funds for the NRL’s Indigenous School to Work ProgramSouths Cares and Cowboys House.

These organisations are committed to supporting, mentoring and transitioning young Indigenous people into the workforce, and making sure their experience is as comfortable as possible. The touch footy day aims to open new doors and create life-changing experiences to help these young men and women forge their own career path in facilities management, construction, administration and trades.

Who can be involved?
FMA is reaching out to its members to participate in the Bennelong Cup – not only on the fundraising side, but also as eligible employers of the young adults committed to these programs. Employment opportunities could be varied across the facilities and construction industries – e.g. apprenticeships, traineeships and admin roles. The Bennelong Cup is also a great way to connect with Indigenous students over a game of touch footy and lunch, and listen to their stories in the company of other esteemed guests.

How can we get involved?
Get a team of 12 together to compete in the Bennelong Cup which will be held on 14 February 2020. Captained by an NRL player, your team will enjoy a friendly but competitive game of touch football throughout the morning, followed by a hearty lunch, and an afternoon where we will share how you can support the great programs which are helping Indigenous students in their transition from school to work opportunities.

What are the benefits of participating?

  • Support employment opportunities for young Indigenous people in facilities management, construction, administration and trade services.
  • Give back to the organisations that are providing pathways for young Indigenous people to enter the workforce.
  • Gain media coverage, brand exposure and promote your paraphernalia on the day by entering a touch footy team.
  • Join past participants who have signed on again for 2020, including BES, BGIS, Cushman & Wakefield, Hutchinson Builders, Evolve FM and Zip Heaters.

What is the cost?
Participation entails a $5000 entry fee, which covers entry for 12 players, lunch and refreshments, your Indigenous touch footy shirts, and outgoings for the day. All profits will be distributed between the School to Work Program, Souths Cares and Cowboys House.

What is the next step?
To learn more about the 2020 Bennelong Cup, including how to get involved, please email Gaven Sheehan from BES: