Wednesday, 30 Nov 2022

Tim Winton urges Fremantle Dockers to drop Woodside Energy sponsorship

Tim Winton urges Fremantle Dockers to drop Woodside Energy sponsorship


Tim Winton urges Fremantle Dockers to drop Woodside Energy sponsorship

High profile Fremantle Dockers fans, including Tim Winton and former Western Australian premier Carmen Lawrence, have called on the club to end its partnership with Woodside Energy.

In addition to Winton and Lawrence, a former number one ticket holder, the concerned group of fans includes former player and life member Dale Kickett, and his, wife, Kathy, an inaugural club member and former football manager, Gerard McNeill.

The group said responsible institutions had an obligation to signal that countries needed to accelerate the transition to a decarbonised economy and cease all new fossil fuel projects.

The group said they were proud of Fremantle players who had demonstrated their commitment to climate action by signing up to The Cooldown and AFL players for Climate Action.

But with the season over, she said now was the time to say something publicly.

She said many sports and arts organisations were finding their sponsorship arrangements were out of step with community sentiment.

A Perth festival faced calls last year to drop sponsorship from Woodside and WA parents also spoke out about the company being given naming rights to a Nippers surf life saving program.

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