Zurich extends AFL partnership with Melbourne Football Club

15 February 2024

Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) today announced the extension of its partnership with the Melbourne Football Club (MFC) men’s and women’s Australian Football League (AFL) teams for a further three seasons, to the end of the 2026 season.

Zurich has been Co-Principal Partner of MFC since 2018 and in 2020 also became Co-Principal Partner of the club’s women’s team.

Justin Delaney, Chief Executive Officer, Zurich Australia & New Zealand said: “We are proud to extend our partnership with the Melbourne Football Club following six successful years working closely together on a number of important initiatives.”

“Together, we have driven several impactful community initiatives including the launch of ‘Goals for Good’ and support of charitable rounds to raise money for FightMND (motor neurone disease) and the Reach Foundation (youth mental health and wellbeing).”

“Our partnership with the Melbourne Football Club provides a valuable platform for Zurich to connect with our customers, partners, employees and the broader Australian community,” Mr Delaney said.

As part of the partnership, Zurich’s logo will continue to feature on the front of MFC’s men’s and back of the women’s match-day guernseys and team training apparel.

Gary Pert, Chief Executive Officer, Melbourne Football Club said: “Zurich's unwavering commitment to our Club has been instrumental in our success, and we are excited to continue this journey together.”

“We look forward to the next few years, as we aim to achieve new heights and create unforgettable moments for our members and supporters."

The partnership with MFC underlines Zurich’s commitment to the AFL and follows the foundation in 2018 of ‘Tackle Your Feelings’ – a free mental health education and awareness training program – by Zurich Insurance, the Z Zurich Foundation, the AFL Coaches Association and the AFL Players’ Association.


Zurich Financial Services Australia is a life insurance, commercial insurance and investments specialist that has been participating in the Australian market since 1920. Since its acquisition of OnePath Life from ANZ in 2019, the company provides life insurance to more than 1.5 million Australian customers under both the Zurich and OnePath Life brands.  Further information about Zurich Financial Services Australia is available at www.zurich.com.au.

Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) is a leading multi-line insurer serving people and businesses in more than 200 countries and territories. Founded 150 years ago, Zurich is transforming insurance. In addition to providing insurance protection, Zurich is increasingly offering prevention services such as those that promote wellbeing and enhance climate resilience.

Reflecting its purpose to ‘create a brighter future together’, Zurich aspires to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. It is targeting net-zero emissions by 2050 and has the highest-possible ESG rating from MSCI. In 2020, Zurich launched the Zurich Forest project to support reforestation and biodiversity restoration in Brazil.

The Group has about 60,000 employees and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN), is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information is available at www.zurich.com.