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Support for the BGH Breakers

The netball players and coach holding up their new team uniforms.
Contact’s Managing Director Wade Fromberg with the BGH Breakers, their coach Shanika Braslin and BGH Board Members Scott and Tony Wade.

A proudly Tasmanian owned and operated company, Contact Group, is passionate about giving back to the Tasmanian community and supporting local charities and community organisations.

This month Contact Group’s Managing Director, Wade Fromberg, was pleased to attend a uniform presentation for the newly formed BGH Breakers, a club based in three of the most disadvantaged suburbs of Hobart; Bridgewater, Gagebrook and Herdsmans Cove.

The club was founded by former AFL Tasmania CEO, Scott Wade, and a group of like-minded individuals who were concerned young people in this local government area were missing out on the opportunity to play team sport, and their health and well-being was suffering as a result. 

The club’s vision is to provide opportunities for the residents of Bridgewater, Gagebrook and Herdmans Cove to represent their community in organised competition sport – recognising the importance of sport as a vehicle to bring people together.

They recently launched their first netball team and Contact Group assisted in helping to make this dream a reality, by funding the purchase of team uniforms.

BGH Breakers Chairman Scott Wade and Contact Group Managing Director Wade Fromberg present players with their new uniforms.
BGH Breakers Chairman Scott Wade and Contact Group Managing Director Wade Fromberg present players with their new uniforms.

Contact Group’s Managing Director, Wade Fromberg, said he was determined to help, after hearing an ABC interview with Scott Wade about the lack of sporting opportunities in the area.

“He mentioned it’s been 40 years since Bridgewater, Herdsmans Cove and Gagebrook have had any sort of sporting culture and I couldn’t believe it. We know how important it is for young people’s well-being, not to mention the way it unites communities, so we reached out to offer our support,” he said.

The Chairman of the BGH Breakers, Scott Wade, said he couldn’t be more delighted that Contact Group had come on board to support the team.

“We’re just a small not for profit at the start of a long journey and to have a leading Tasmanian business such a Contact Group supporting us, we couldn’t hope for anything better,” he said.

Whilst it’s only early in the season, Mr Wade said there had already been positive changes amongst the players.

“We have already noticed how much more confident the girls are, how their interpersonal skills have improved and the feedback has been that their attitude, engagement and attendance at school is much better,” he said.

To top it off, Mr Wade said the netballers had been notching up some wins.

“It’s not about winning but the girls are doing really well,” he said.

The BGH Breakers hope to launch more teams later in the year.