FORMER Aussie tennis star Alicia Molik has a new role - she has been named the face of the Australian Made summer campaign.
The Australian Made Campaign yesterday announced the champion would be the face of its summer campaign, encouraging Aussies to support Australian-made and Australian-grown.
“I’m delighted to be supporting the Australian Made Campaign,” Ms Molik said.
“Buying Australian-made and Australian-grown for our children keeps them healthy and also ensures local job and career opportunities.”
The campaign will include sponsorship of a range of tennis events over summer, highlighting the importance of supporting our Aussie growers, manufacturers and athletes.
The events include the Australian Made Foundation Cup – an interstate tennis challenge for children under 13 from rural and regional Australia.
Australian Made chief executive Ian Harrison said regional Australia played an important role in the future of the country.
“The Australian Made Campaign is all about ensuring a better future for Australians, particularly for young Australians and generations to come,” Mr Harrison said.
“We are proud to align the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo with a foundation that is working towards those same goals.”
Australian Made and Fed Cup Foundation will award the most outstanding male and female player, based on performance and sportsmanship, $1000 each to assist with their tennis development.
“We are proud to support the children of regional and rural Australia,” Mr Harrison said.
The Foundation Cup has been running for 13 years and has included some of the sport’s finest young players in recent years including Junior Wimbledon Champion Luke Saville and Fed Cup player Jessica Moore.
“Rural Australia has produced some of the biggest names in our sport including Margaret Court, Rod Laver, Pat Rafter and Evonne Cawley,” Mr Harrison said.
The Australian Made Foundation Cup will be played at Parramatta City Tennis Complex from January 7-11.
For more information visit www.australianmade.com.au