Australia’s future tennis stars are competing for their place in the final of the Australian Made Foundation Cup with trials underway around the country.
The interstate tournament gives young kids from rural and regional areas the opportunity to compete on a national stage.
The Australian Made Foundation Cup is a great initiative of the Fed Cup Foundation and one which the Australian Made Campaign Limited (AMCL) has proudly supported for the last 5 years.
“It’s important that we continue to encourage and nurture local talent – whether that’s our next crop of farmers, manufacturers or tennis stars. The Australian Made Foundation Cup is just one way we can help to do that,” AMCL Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, said.
Australia’s Fed Cup Captain and former tennis champion, Alicia Molik, has been the initiative’s brand ambassador since 2012 and will continue in the role this year.
“I’m delighted to be supporting the Australian Made Campaign. Buying Australian-made and Australian-grown for our children keeps them healthy and also ensures future opportunities for them,” Ms Molik said.
The best and fairest male and female players will each receive a $1,000 cheque, awarded by the Australian Made Campaign and the Fed Cup Foundation.
“Some of Australia’s finest tennis players including Rod Laver, Margaret Court and Pat Rafter come from country areas, so it’s great to see the next generation of stars at the Australian Made Foundation Cup,” Fed Cup Foundation President, Judy Dalton said.
“Rural and regional players are often restricted from participating at high level events around the country because of cost and travel constraints. We love seeing these kids enjoy the same opportunities their metro counterparts have.”
Also featuring in the Australian Made Summer of Tennis is the ‘Breakfast with the Stars’ event held in Melbourne during the Australian Open.
The Australian Made Foundation Cup will be held at the West Lakes Tennis Club in South Australia from 9-12 January 2017. The Winners will be presented with their awards at Memorial Drive Tennis Club. To find out more visit www.australianmade.com.au.