5th February, 2020

Kicking goals for women’s footy

The Cotton On Group has been a proud partner of the NAB AFLW Women’s Competition since the first bounce in 2017.

To kick off the 2020 NAB AFLW Season, we teamed up with four up-and-coming players to design #GENW tees that represent what they stand for and support future players.

100% of proceeds from the sale of AFLW #GENW tees will go to the AFL Women’s Football Foundation. In partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation, the AFL Women’s Foundation supports the growth of grassroots women’s footy.

As a business that exists to make a positive difference to people’s lives, this unique partnership between the Group’s internal talent and AFLW players in support of women’s football at a community level is something we’re incredibly proud of.

“Being a role model means a lot to me. I never had the opportunity to play with women until I was fifteen. I played footy for, like, ten years with the boys. I was lucky enough to be drafted at a young age. But I know that I’ve got to work hard, I didn’t just have the natural talent. You’ve got to set the standard, and be the standard to drive people with you.”- Ebony Marinoff, Adelaide Crows

“It’s important to create a community for women in sport, because women have walked so many different pathways, but still want and deserve equal opportunities. AFLW means that I’m able to live out my childhood dream. The sisterhood of being a part of an all-female sport is truly amazing. There’s so many friendships and everyone’s in it together. When you step on the field, they’re your enemies, but off the field we’re in it together.” – Ellie Blackburn, Western Bulldogs

“I do put everything on the line. I love to play the game and I do everything in my power to be the best player possible. I step out on the field and I give it all I’ve got. AFLW is a social change in itself. We’re creating equal opportunities for women and creating greater respect for females in the workplace and in sport.”- Lily Mithen, Melbourne Football Club

“It’s not just a man’s game, it’s a woman’s game as well. Growing up, AFLW felt like a dream. I was shy as a young girl, and I wouldn’t do much to step out of my comfort zone. But that’s where the magic happens. You have to get out of your comfort zone to do something great. Now young players have girls to look up to, and I’m really proud to be one of those girls.”- Kaitlyn Ashmore, North Melbourne Kangaroos

The tees, which are made from 100% sustainably sourced cotton were unveiled at Tuesday’s 2020 NAB AFLW season launch event. At $29.99, they’re exclusively available online at cottonon.com/au and from supporting AFLW Club Stores.

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