The Sydney Roosters are proud to announce the Club's partnership with WISE Employment, who will appear on the front of the Central Coast Roosters jersey in this year's Harvey Norman Women's Premiership.
Building on WISE Employment's work to inspire and enable job seekers and employers to realise their full potential, the partnership with the Sydney Roosters seeks to empower women both on and off the field.
Founded in 1992, WISE Employment is an Australian Owned, not-for-profit helping Australians on the path to self-sufficiency through meaningful work for nearly 30 years. Every 13 minutes, WISE places a job seeker into employment though their free government-funded employment services programs. WISE Employment has offices throughout New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.
Central Coast Roosters and Sydney Roosters NRLW Head Coach John Strange says the Club's shared values, along with its commitment to diversity and inclusion, made its official relationship with WISE a natural fit.
Our partnership with the Sydney Roosters will see us carve employment opportunities for players who want to work in employment and disability services, while encouraging the club's broader community to get behind our shared mission to promote diversity and inclusion.Ary Laufer WISE Employment Strategy, Quality & Partnerships Executive
"I would like to thank WISE Employment for coming on board for seasons 2021 and 2022 and really getting behind our Women's team," he said.
"The Women's game in itself is growing quite a lot, and WISE Employment offer fantastic opportunities for people with disabilities to enter the workplace, which runs in line with our values here at the Sydney Roosters regarding inclusiveness and diversity.
"We are proud to wear the WISE Employment logo on the front of our jerseys and support their cause to enrich our community.
"Off the field, we are determined to raise awareness of disability, while breaking the stigma of mental health, and look forward to working closely with WISE Employment to encourage us to see out this mission.
"We look forward to working together over the next few years to create and offer people with disabilities more opportunities."
WISE Employment's Strategy, Quality & Partnerships Executive, Ary Laufer, says WISE is thrilled to see this relationship blossom and partner with a club that has such a meaningful philosophy that extends far beyond the field.
"WISE Employment is not only driven to support and raise the profile of women in sport, but to champion and empower women in every aspect of their lives," Mr Laufer said.
"Our partnership with the Sydney Roosters will see us carve employment opportunities for players who want to work in employment and disability services, while encouraging the club's broader community to get behind our shared mission to promote diversity and inclusion."
With a Darlinghurst WISE Employment office just a stone's throw from the Club, the partnership encourages players to explore further career opportunities and pathways to supplement their on-field pursuits.