Football Federation SA announces new partnership with Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank
Paul Mertin (Bendigo & Adelaide Bank State Manager SA/NT) with FFSA CEO Michael Carter

Football Federation South Australia (FFSA) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Bendigo Bank.

The Bendigo and Adelaide Bank story began more than 160 years ago, in two of Australia’s great communities. Bendigo in Victoria and Adelaide in South Australia.

Now boasting more than 1.7 million customers and over 7,000 employees, Bendigo Bank is today Australia’s fifth-largest retail bank and is far more than just a bank. Bendigo is well known for partnering with some truly great community organisations right across Australia.

The partnership between FFSA and Bendigo Bank will run until the end of the 2021 season, commencing with the naming rights of the FFSA 2019 Celebration of Football.

The Celebration of Football, to be recognised this year as the ‘Bendigo Bank Celebration of Football’ will be held on Saturday, October 12 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, where another exciting announcement relating to the new partnership will be shared with 1,000 guests from within the South Australian football family.

One of the most important nights on the football calendar, the annual Celebration of Football brings together players, coaches, officials, volunteers, government, corporate partners and supporters to celebrate the success of the past season, whilst acknowledging the contribution of distinguished guests throughout the sport’s tremendous history in South Australia.

Delighted with the partnership, FFSA CEO Michael Carter stated:

“Bendigo Bank is a fantastic fit as a partner and has a long history of partnering with, supporting and developing sport right around Australia.

“Further details of the partnership will be announced at the 2019 ‘Bendigo Bank Celebration of Football’, we look forward to a great partnership with a fantastic brand. , Mr. Carter concluded.

Paul Mertin, State Manager for Adelaide and Bendigo Bank SA/NT said:

“As Australia’s most played sport, with 1.2m participants nationwide, Bendigo Bank looks forward to helping FFSA achieve their goal of advancing football for South Australia’s 40,000 participants and taking our State to even greater heights on behalf of the men, women, boys and girls who share our passion for the game”, Mr Mertin concluded.

FFSA looks forward to a strong and rewarding partnership with Bendigo Bank over the next two years.

For more information about Bendigo Bank and their work with community groups across Australia visit