Mercy Health joins Western United as Official Healthcare Partner

Western United is pleased to announce that Mercy Health will join the Green and Black family as the Club’s Official Healthcare Partner.

As both a Gold Partner and Chairman’s Partner, Mercy Health will feature prominently at matchday events and will also assist the Club in membership campaigns.

Western United General Manager Commercial Chris Speldewinde said adding Mercy Health to the Club’s partners was an important action to recognise the ongoing importance of healthcare and workers in the industry.

“This partnership will be so important, giving our members and fans the connection to such an important organisation in the community,” he said.

“Mercy Health fits our values of equality and diversity, offering a range of women’s health and aged care services, as well as doing a lot of work in mental health and wellbeing.

“With our Club starting with one A-League Men team, adding two NPL teams and now set to add an A-League Women team very soon, we are so pleased to be partnering with Mercy Health.

“Mercy Health is situated right in our core area and represents everything about our community. We are delighted to have them on board and can’t wait for our organisations to grow together.”

Mercy Health will also sponsor Jamie Young for this season, with the United shot-stopper hoping to save goals on the pitch and save lives off it alongside Mercy Health.

Mercy Health has a number of centres in the west of Victoria. These include a hospital in Werribee, mental health clinics throughout Footscray, Deer Park and Hoppers Crossing. There are also centres for parents and newborn babies and a palliative care unit in Sunshine.

Mercy Health says its official health and aged care partnership with Western United Football Club is a natural fit for two organisations that both exist for the communities to the West of Melbourne.

Mercy Health Group CEO Stephen Cornelissen says Werribee Mercy Hospital’s growth from a small community hospital to become the major hospital serving the City of Wyndham community reflects the rapid growth in the local population.

“Mercy Health is committed to growing our health service and Werribee Mercy Hospital to meet the needs of this growing satellite city of Wyndham. We serve the same communities that are rapidly swelling the membership base of Western United.

“We are proud of our reputation with the people of the West as a safe pair of hands in health care and Western United immediately recognised that and arranged a specific player partnership with goalkeeper, Jamie Young – a recognised safe pair of hands for Western United on the field,” Mr Cornelissen said.

“Like Western United, we are looking to attract and develop the next leaders in health and aged care and we see great similarities with the club and its recruitment and development of an exciting team under the exceptional leadership of former Socceroo and coach, John Aloisi.

“Western United is building a reputation as an exciting team, built on young, enterprising talent and we see an obvious alignment with the way we want to attract and develop the most talented doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health staff at Werribee Mercy Hospital.

“Through this partnership, we look forward to sharing each other’s growth and success and to helping build a proud heritage of not only growing and fostering local talent but attracting the best to the City of Wyndham – whether that’s to score and save goals or to care for and save lives”.

Western United maintains its support and advocation for health and wellbeing services being available to every member of the community.

The Club stands with healthcare workers right around the world and thanks them for the incredible work they do, particularly in recent times, in keeping people safe.

United’s Head Coach John Aloisi has also been a passionate ambassador for the Heart Foundation, and the addition of Mercy Health as a valued member of the Green and Black family will be a welcome one as the Club strives to do more for the communities in the west.