Komatsu has enhanced its community engagement with a two-year partnership with the Western Sydney Wanderers A-League women’s side, advocating for more women in extractive industry and construction jobs.
The Wanderers were founded in 2012, while Komatsu celebrated its 100th year of business in 2021. But the two have now aligned with a common goal of uplifting female sportswomen and employees.
Wanderers chief executive officer John Tsatsimas was proud to display Komatsu’s logo on the team’s jersey for the next two years, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023.
“We are very proud to have Komatsu on-board to support our A-League Women’s team over this period,” Tsatsimas said.
“Komatsu’s global reach can be seen in Western Sydney today, where they have found a home for their business and supported so many families with employment opportunities.”
Besides featuring on the team jersey, the manufacturer will also support the club with several community initiatives in the women’s football space.
Komatsu Australia managing director and chief executive officer Sean Taylor it was great to give back to a community which had given Komatsu so much.
“We couldn’t think of better way to mark our centenary than to give back to the Western Sydney community that our business has been so lucky to have called home for all these years,” Taylor said.
“So many of our staff, customers and future employees are based in this vibrant region, and football is the lifeblood of many of their communities.”
Taylor said a lack of knowledge and exposure to the construction and extractive industries may be holding women back from entering.
“Through this partnership with the Western Sydney Wanderers, we want to showcase not only the remarkable female footballers from the Wanderers but shine a light on the opportunities available in our industry,” Taylor said.
“Many are not aware of the diverse roles and exciting career paths available in the construction and mining industry, working with exciting and sustainable technologies.
“From apprentices to engineering, sales, and service technician roles, we want to make sure women are given greater opportunities to make their mark.”