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Supporting Soccer Player, Ally Ladas

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Bank of Sydney Supporting Soccer Player, Ally Ladas

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Ally Ladas Women in Sport Bank of Sydney

Firday 8th March 2019

 

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Bank of Sydney Supporting Soccer Player, Ally Ladas

 

Celebrating International Women’s Day, Bank of Sydney is proud to invite their sponsored Aussie Talent, Ally Ladas, Professional Soccer Player with the West Adelaide Women’s Soccer Club for a discussion on her career, ambitions and her view of women in sports. In support of their CSR initiatives for Youth in Sports and Aussie Talents, Bank of Sydney has sponsored Ally Ladas to assist in the growth and development of her Professional Soccer Career.

 

In discussion with Ally, she delves into the evolution of the Sports Industry and the increase of Women in Sports during the last 3 years, stating “Women’s sport is on the rise in Australia, particularly with the outstanding success of the Matildas and the AFLW.  To empower women further, women’s sport needs to be funded to a greater degree. Particularly at junior level.”

 

Having started her Soccer career at the early age of 8 years old, Ally progressed from the Junior Grades at the Adelaide Olympic Juniors to Adelaide City where she proceeded to win the Championship, the Cup competition and the Interstate Challenge Tournament. During a Challenge series between the Champions of Western Australia and South Australia, Ally made her debut as her team won the Challenge Tournament.

Ally’s Soccer career continued to evolve in 2016, when she was selected to play for Adelaide United in the Women’s National League, scoring her first goal in a 10-2 victory, part of a record-breaking win. This lead to the opportunity to play for one of Melbourne’s leading clubs, Heidelberg United, in Victoria. This year, Ally returns to West Adelaide Women’s Soccer Club to continue her journey.  

 

Ally has found sport to be a beacon on her career path as she mentions,“My football (Soccer) career has been an enjoyable and important part of my life. The game has helped me to not only stay fit, travel all over Australia but helped me to forge friendships and connections both here in Adelaide and interstate. It has helped me to understand self- discipline and how to work and relate to other people.”

 

Ally’s enthusiasm and passion for sport and her encouragement of women in the sporting industry, reflects a tremendous amount of spirit that we at Bank of Sydney are eager to encourage as part of our CSR initiative to support Aussie Talents and support Youth in Sports.