With the start of the 2013 Football Season only days away AFL Broken Hill have announced the signing of a major sponsor.
The Broken Hill Community Credit Union will continue their involvement as the codes naming right sponsor with a 3 year deal worth $30,000.
The term of the deal will take in the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons.
“We are thrilled,” said Chairman of AFL Broken Hill, Peter Nash. “This agreement will see The Broken Hill Community Credit Union push their financial backing of Football to a decade, in today’s tough economic climate this is a major coup for our sport.”
Mr Nash said the sponsorship deal will see money ploughed into improving facilities for players and spectators alike.
“Over the past 10 years we have spent some $500,000 on improvements at Jubilee Oval, this deal with The Broken Hill Community Credit Union will now enable us to look at upgrading one of the rooms at the Jube and adding more shelter for our patrons.”
“This next stage of works will not only benefit our sport but all sporting groups that use the Oval.”
The announcement of the sponsorship package between The Broken Hill Community Credit Union and local AFL will signal an overall contribution exceeding $100,000 since the initial sponsorship agreement.
An outlay The Broken Hill Community Credit Unions Chairman, Allan Carter says is an investment in the community.
“We see ourselves as an important part of the Broken Hill community and with Football being a major player in the sporting and social fabric of so many local people it just goes hand in hand with what we offer at The Broken Hill Community Credit Union.”
When the first stage of re-development commenced at Jubilee Oval several years ago it was The Broken Hill Community Credit Union who instigated the drive for funds which ultimately led to the restoration of the Grandstand.
“The initiative and generosity of The Broken Hill Community Credit Union was the catalyst that sparked further contributions from the NSW State Government and Broken Hill City Council,” Mr Nash said.
“The end result was the saving of the grandstand at Jubilee Oval which led to the addition of the fabulous facilities people now enjoy.”
The continuance of this partnership was made easier for The Broken Hill Community Credit Union Board when everything was taken into account.
“As an organisation that prides itself on having strong community ties we believe with the game now under the one umbrella with juniors and seniors and with the success of the women’s competition it is imperative we continue to show our support,” Mr Carter said.
“When you see the transformation and up-grade of conditions at Jubilee Oval which has benefited all user groups including Cricket, Softball, Rugby League and our junior sports stars it was not a hard decision for our board to make.”
On top of the major sponsorship deal The Broken Hill Community Credit Union also sponsored the recent Lightning Cup with an additional $1,000, an amount matched by AFL Broken Hill, the agreement with the pre-season cup will continue for the next 2 years.
“We are very fortunate,” said Mr Nash. “The Broken Hill Community Credit Union are highly regarded locally for what they do not just for Football but a great number of groups, they set the example by giving back to the City – a gesture that is not lost on anyone.”