A Better Choice For Freshness

We are ecstatic to announce the sponsorship recipients of our Local Youth Sports Initiative for 2021!

We received hundreds of nominations from all over Australia, shouting the praises of future sporting champions, big and small. Australia’s local Fruit & Veg shops have been long-term supporters of the community, which is why they united to give away over $32,900 in Sponsorships and runners up awards to help grow tomorrow’s champions. By shopping local, you’ve helped keep one of our longest surviving industries strong, the humble Fruit & Veg shop!

Below are a few examples of where the sponsorships will be going!


Our team is an inclusive team with some children diagnosed with Autism and ADHD. They have overcome so many obstacles last season and still managed to take the diamond with a smile


-The Eagles Softball Club, Castle Hill NSW


 Izla has defied the odds in so many ways and is a true champion! Doctors told her parents that she would never walk after being diagnosed with a rare form of Epilepsy! Izla defied those odds.

–  Izla, thirteen-year-old surfer, SA


 West Coast Titans are passionate about the community & engaging young athletes in basketball. Providing young people with a safe, nurturing space where they can learn and form solid friendships. Even when not in COVID WCT helped children with shoes, uniforms, lifts and equipment. WCT believe each child should be able to participate in sport no matter the financial position.”

-West Coasts Titans Basketball Club, WA

A huge thank you to everyone who nominated their champions and their Fruit & Veg shops for this incredible initiative. Community starts small but makes a huge difference. With a new season of sport on its way, we hope that these clubs start it on a strong note!

By shopping local and supporting small, you’ve helped keep one of our longest surviving industries strong, the humble Fruit & Veg shop.

Here are all the recipients and the local Fruit and Veg shops that will proudly give away a cash sponsorship on behalf of Fruit and Veg shops across the country under the “A better choice!” initiative!

Name of Sponsorship Recipient Sport Their Local Fruit & Veg Store State
Kurnell stingrays Rugby league Cronulla Gourmet Grocer NSW
Hannah Gianatti (Cyclist U15) Cycling Mountain Fresh Growers NSW
Berowra Football Club Soccer Fruitezy Chatswood NSW
Eagles Softball Club Softball Freshworld Fruit Market Castle Hill NSW
Moorebank Rams Rugby league Sunshine Fresh Food Market NSW
Mackillop Baseball club Baseball Freshworld Fruit Market Penrith NSW
Werrington Croatian Soccer Club Soccer Trims Fresh Merrylands NSW
St Augustines Football Club Soccer Harbord Growers Market NSW
Woollahra Sailing club Sailing Parisi’s Food Hall NSW
Kingsgrove Colts Junior Rugby League Rugby League All Seasons Fruit Market Bexley NSW
Hawks Volleyball Club Volleyball Westridge Fruit & Vegetables QLD
Oakey Junior Rugby League Club Rugby league Betros Bros QLD
Nambour little athletics Club Little athletics Erbacher Fruit & Vegetables QLD
Currimundi Soccer club Soccer B Fresh @ Warana Markets QLD
Kiarra Milligan (U18 – Diver) Diving Crispy Carrot QLD
U9 Easts Gold Rugby Union team Rugby Union Feast on Fruit and Delicatessen QLD
Wests Juniors AFL Club AFL Amazons Family Fresh Markets QLD
Carina Girls Cricket Team Cricket Zone Fresh Gourmet Markets QLD
Aspley Devils Basketball Team Basketball Top Spot Fruit Mart QLD
Shibukai Martial Arts Club Martial arts Skippy’s Farmhouse QLD
Wyndham Rhinos Rugby Union Rugby League Western Quality Meat Fruit & Veg VIC
Victoria Roller Derby League Roller Derby Leaf Hawthorn VIC
Alexandra Rebels Football & Netball Club Football/netball Alexandra Fruit and Vegetables VIC
Brighton Life Saving Club Lifesaving Fresh Connection VIC
Moonee Valley Knights Soccer La Manna Fresh VIC
Gracie Larsen – Junior Golfer Golf Scicluna’s Sorrento VIC
Wildcats basketball club Basketball Sculli Bros VIC
Diamond Creek Tennis Club Tennis Monty Fresh Produce VIC
Seaford Little Athletics Little Athletics Henrys Mercato Bayside VIC
Whitehorse Colts palaminos netball team Netball Wattle Park Green Grocer VIC
Tailem Bend Cricket Club Cricket Farm Fresh Market Murray Bridge SA
Izla Meers – 13yr old Surfer Surfing Adam’s Apple Westlakes SA
Eagles Gridiron Club American Football Fruitabella Ingle Farm SA
Encounter Bay Netball Club Netball Veg Out Victor Harbour SA
AWD state futsal team SA Futsal Tony and Marks (Golden Grove) SA
Echunga Football Club Australian Rules Football Littlehampton Marketplace SA
Gawler Gymnastics Club – Gymnaestrada team Gymnastics Virgara Fruit and Veg SA
Adelaide Basketball Academy – Special Olympics Adelaide Club Program Basketball Schinella’s Your Local Market SA
Skybound Elite Allstar Cheerleading Cheerleading O’Halloran Hill Fruit Mart SA
Athelstone Kindergym Kindergym fitness and gym skills St Bernards Fruit & Veg Market SA
Dianella Thunder Basketball Club Basketball Fresh Provisions Mt Lawley WA
West Coast Titans Basketball Club Basketball Nino’s Fresh Market WA
Scarborough Netball Club Netball The Healthy Bunch WA
Kardinya Junior Football Club AFL Tony Ale & Co WA
Swan districts baseball Baseball Midland Fresh WA


– Victoria Roller Derby League




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