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Photo: Heyfield's Senior Football Captain Shaun Humphreys (left) and Yallourn Yallourn North's Vice-Captain Dean McDonald (right) will be two of the players to wear zero this weekend

Towards Zero Round

Towards Zero Round

Photo: Heyfield's Senior Football Captain Shaun Humphreys (left) and Yallourn Yallourn North's Vice-Captain Dean McDonald (right) will be two of the players to wear zero this weekend

Gippsland Clubs Part Of A Special Initiative This Weekend

This weekend a number of Gippsland's football/netball clubs will take part in a special TAC initiative, for the 'Towards Zero Round'.

The round will see more than 1,000 local football captains, as well as other team players, wearing the number 0 on their backs instead of their usual jumper number.

Across the state VFL, VFL women’s, netball players and junior footballers will also be involved in the initiative, with the TAC rolling out a range of additional activities throughout the weekend.

The round is being used to highlight the goal of reaching zero road deaths on our roads, after a horror eight months on the states roads, particularly in regional and country areas.

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Recent research from La Trobe University and AFL Victoria has highlighted the true value football clubs have for their wider communities, revealing that for every player, football clubs reach 10 people in their community.

TAC Acting Chief Executive Officer Bruce Crossett said zero road deaths is something all Victorians should be working towards.

“The thousands of football and netball players right across the state cover hundreds of kilometres travelling to games throughout the season”, Mr Crossett said.

“Through our partnership with AFL Victoria, and the launch of the Towards Zero Round, we’re able to have a direct conversation with those Victorians about the role they play in making our roads safer and working towards zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads".

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