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When we support our team members to achieve their goals or our communities local sporting clubs and events, we are providing much more than just funding, we are helping build a better tomorrow.

Sponsoring local sporting legends

Sponsoring local sporting legends

Ericom is proud to be sponsoring the Port Kembla Football Club, an icon of the Illawarra community.

With 7 Premierships, 9 Championships and 5 Bert Bampton Cup’s to its name, PKFC is the most successful club in the Illawarra region.

The club was founded in 1966 by Italian migrants in a café in Warrawong, and later evolved into one of the Illawarra Premier League’s most prolific clubs.

Based at Wetherall Park Primbee, the Zebras have a huge local following and some notable players and coaches including Socceroo legend Adrian Alston.

Semi-professional clubs like Port rely on sponsorship to stay afloat. Without it, the pool of promising talent in the Illawarra would lack the support they need to hone their skills and follow their dreams.

Ericom signing on as a sponsor this year was welcome news for club organisers. “It’s the support of local companies like Ericom that helps us do what we do as a club. We are very grateful to have them on board as sponsors,” said club president John Carusi.

While games are called off for now, the team is keeping busy with iso-training so they can get back on the field bigger and better than ever.

The many avid football fans in our midst can’t wait to attend some matches once restrictions lift and competition resumes.

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On the move for mental health

On the move for mental health

Going the distance for mental health with new local running festival

On June 6 at Stuart Park in Wollongong, 600 runners of all ages turned up to participate in a new event that is supporting mental health – the Wollongong Running Festival.

Eager to throw its support behind this worthy cause, Ericom signed up to be a key sponsor of the event.

A fundraiser for Lifeline South Coast, the festival consisted of four running events – a 2k Kids Fun Run, a 5k Fun Run/Walk, a 10k run and a Half Marathon. The community got behind the cause, raising much needed funds for the area.

Lifeline South Coast is an indispensable local charity and crisis support service that took 24,000 calls in the year to June.

A big kudos to all participants, cheer squads, spectators, and sponsors on a fantastic day for a great cause. Ericom promotes physical and mental wellbeing and are proud to support this important event.

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Wellness challenge

Wellness challenge

Focused on fitness in the name of mental health.

Recently 23 team members committed to participate in a fitness ‘wellness’ challenge to raise precious funds for Beyond Blue. Beyond Blue have been helping Australian’s with support programs for matters relating to depression, suicide prevention and several other mental illnesses for 20 years.

Office water stations were being refilled regularly as the team focused on achieving their fitness targets.

A fit-abulous effort from everyone involved raising $7,568 of our $5,000 target.

During these times when it is so easy to become isolated, physical activity is important to incorporate into our daily lives to help maintain good mental health. If you feel you are struggling please reach out to Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.

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Savvy Survivor

Savvy Survivor

We’re a competitive bunch – all for a good cause of course.

Each year the wonderful team at Savvy Fitness plays host to bring the Wollongong community together to promote physical activity and healthy hearts in supportive environments all while raising funds for a local charity in the area – welcome to Savvy Survivor.

Savvy Survivor is a 7 day charity event where the emphasis is teamwork, fun and participation. Four teams made up of Savvy members, associate businesses, and the wider community duke it out to achieve points through a series of activities and challenges. Survivor is designed to physically and mentally test participants while encouraging teamwork and raise funds for local charity.

2020s charity of choice, Healthy Cities Illawarra, run a series of wellbeing initiatives with a focus on creating healthy environments and enabling healthy choices for the people of the Illawarra and Shoalhaven region. Healthy Cities Illawarra is part of an international movement initiated by the World Health Organisation in 1986.

Ericom’s very own Tate English, a Green Tribe Chief, pulled off an incredible effort performing six laps of the sublime point circuit, a massive 15klm loop up and down a mountain in the rain. Tate is known to us for always bringing his A-game but we couldn’t go past without acknowledging his determination and amazing results – great work Tate! Together the Ericom team raised $2,500 to go towards helping make our community happier, healthier and more active. Savvy Survivor 2020 raised a total of $39,839.00.

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