Spirit drives road safety message

December 8, 2023 BY

Meaningful: Casey Samuels and Kelsey Griffin will be playing in special uniforms when the Bendigo Spirit takes to The Arena in Geelong this December and January for special road safety focused games. Photo: SUPPLIED

THERE’S plenty of time on the road for Bendigo Spirit players, coaches, and fans across the Cygnett Women’s National Basketball League season.

Among the upcoming drives will be home games at The Arena in Geelong on 15 December against Adelaide Lightning, and on 7 January against Townsville Fire.

A three-year extension of the Transport Accident Commission’s partnership will help Spirit promote the road safety message, especially on country roads.

All of the Spirit’s squad have racked up thousands of kilometres for matches and training across their basketball journey.

In both games in Geelong the Spirit will wear specially designed jerseys featuring road lines inside a yellow sash.

The TAC’s branding will also be prominent at home games at Red Energy Arena and on the road, on uniforms and court signage and the crowd-favourite TAC blimp is also back.

“We are rapt to have the TAC’s support once again this season as we look to promote the importance of road safety on country roads together,” Bendigo Spirit general manager of operations David Ingham said.

Through TAC’s support there will be all-abilities curtain-raisers ahead of both Geelong games, as well as various clinics run by Spirit players and coaching staff across Bendigo and Geelong.

The TAC’s chief executive officer Tracey Slatter said the road safety organisation was proud to support the Spirit.

“This partnership means we can work with the basketball community to ensure the players, team members and spectators all have road safety front of mind as they travel for games.”