Friday 30th May is the national ‘Fatality Free Friday’ road safety campaign. Our Principal Partner, Bob Jane T-Marts, is a significant supporter of this campaign, and we at South Melbourne FC are proud to get behind and promote this great initiative.
Since its inception in 2007, the Fatality Free Friday campaign has continued to expand its operation and is now recognised as Australia’s only national community based road safety program. It has successfully fostered community ownership, complex road safety issues and encourages those who can make a significant difference in reducing road trauma. The campaign is more than just a single day. Whilst the target is to have a fatality free Friday ultimately the aim is for a longer term community change.
To celebrate this great initiative, the South Melbourne FC playing squad pledged their support for the Fatality Free Friday road safety campaign by signing both a large pledge board as well as a large inflatable car provided to us by Bob Jane T-Marts.
Speaking to smfc.com.au, SMFC General Manager Peter Kokotis said “we are excited to be assisting our Principal Partner Bob Jane T-Marts who is a significant supporter of this fantastic cause. The Fatality Free Friday road safety campaign raises awareness on the importance of staying safe on the roads. Our club is not just about the football on the park, but also playing an active and leading role in the community and raising awareness of such initiatives. We thank our players for their involvement and ask all our supporters and corporate partners to be mindful of other road users and stay safe on the roads”.