Western Australian government-owned power company Horizon Power has partnered with the WA Country Football League (WACFL) to promote safety around electricity.
Several leagues that fall within the Horizon Power regional network are taking part in the round, including Central Kimberley Football League, Gascoyne Football League, North Pilbara Football League and Ravensthorpe and District Football League.
Each league has been given a customised Horizon Power match ball to be presented to the best player on the ground, as well as a number of promotional footballs to hand out to children.
The company’s brand and communications manager Andrew Riches said, “safety around electricity is a message we cannot stress enough and our new partnership with the WACFL allows us to spread our message and is hopefully a relationship we can grow in the future.”
Horizon Power crews attend several faults and incidents each year, which result from damage to infrastructure caused by people not following electrical safety messages, such as checking where electrical infrastructure is before undertaking work and keeping trees away from powerlines.
One of Horizon Power’s Karratha crew members recently returned home after spending more than a week in Perth receiving treatment for burns that resulted from someone undertaking work on a block and knocking over a mini-pillar containing electrical cable, causing a power outage and an injury.
WACFL general manager Joe Georgiades said it’s always positive to have new partners come on board to support the leagues and to promote health and safety messages in regional WA.
“The highlight will be seeing the kids kicking the Horizon Power footballs at half time as well as seeing a big crowd in attendance of the match in Broome and across our leagues,” he said.