The Western Force is thrilled to announce SLW Transport has renewed as the club's Official Pathway Partner.
Continuing their support of the Fortescue Academy and Super W program in 2023, SLW is dedicated and excited to see the development programs flourish next season.
SLW Transport - a privately owned West Australian transport and logistics provider, are passionate about grassroots rugby and providing pathways for WA players to achieve their dreams.
SLW are a Major Partner of Cottesloe Rugby Club and supports rugby at all levels, from the grassroots to the elite level. With the shared vision of creating a world-class pathways program for young rugby players across Western Australia, SLW is committed to growing the game through crucial recruitments that generate positive energy.
Business Development Manager Huw Lock is thrilled to be continuing the partnership. "SLW has broadened their partnership since 2020 now supporting the Academy and the women's programs. It's fantastic to see a local company step up and passionately advocate for developments in grassroots sport.
"This partnership shows alignment with what we are trying to achieve and specifically shows pathways for WA talent to succeed at the highest level. SLW leaders Shane and Leanne Willcox, embody the desire to witness rugby in WA grow and succeed,” Lock added.
Female High-Performance Manager Claudia Bell assures this partnership will progress the opportunity for players to visualise the pathway to becoming a Force and potentially an international player.
"It's essential that SLW transport has committed as the official Pathways Partner; having a brand that ensures the longevity of the Academy pathway going forward allows us as a club to stretch targets and foster a more encapsulating program,” Bell assured.
"This level of support will make the game and pathway a lot more attractive to people, by generating more numbers at a club level. In the future, we would like to expand from four women’s club teams to eight – increasing the quality and competitiveness of the competition, ultimately improving the standard of the Force Academy program."