THE final scores between rivals, Benalla and Shepparton United were close, with the teams ending the game just one point apart, but while Shepparton United came out on top (11.10-76), there was a more important message promoted during the match, which was the Worksafe Game of the Month.
The Worksafe matches, facilitated by AFL Victoria Country, allow WorkSafe to develop better relationships with local businesses and people, which in turn provides them an avenue to communicate their important message of workplace safety, and to award players in both senior football and A-Grade netball with WorkSafe Most Valuable Player awards.
Shepparton United A-Grade netball player, Denya Heap and Shepparton United’s Jesse McInneny took the awards for the matches, which were handed out by AFL Legend, Peter Knights and Netball icon, Sharelle McMahon.
AFL Goulburn Murray Region General Manager, Martin Gleeson said, “The Worksafe games are a great celebration of country football and netball and a great recognition of the Worksafe partnership. They provide an opportunity for Worksafe inspectors and senior members and staff to interact with the local football and netball community and really helps to foster that relationship further.
“The games are also important for promoting the Worksafe message and how important safety in the workplace is.”