Newcastle Jets is delighted to announce that Greater Bank will remain on the front of the Club’s Westfield W-League jerseys for the upcoming 2018/19 season.
The customer-owned bank took on the front of shirt sponsor of the club’s W-League team for the first time last season. This was an extension of their Major Community Partner sponsorship, which Greater Bank has committed to since 2015.
Through its partnership with Greater Bank, the Newcastle Jets has rejuvenated its approach to community engagement throughout Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, and Northern NSW.
The Jets:CONNECT program has allowed the Club to go into schools and reach nearly 6,000 aspiring young footballers, while the Jets:TOUR has helped take the club into Northern NSW over the past three years.
Jets CEO, Lawrie McKinna, said the announcement was indicative of Greater Bank’s commitment to work alongside the Club and use football as a vehicle to connect with the community.
“Greater Bank has proven to be fantastic supporters of the Club and of the women’s game in the region,” McKinna said.
“They’ve helped the Club to grow with programs like Jets:CONNECT and the Tour, and the fact that they’re choosing to continue to support women’s football is fantastic for everyone.
“By renewing their support of our Westfield W-League side, Greater Bank will be at the forefront of everything we do in women’s football and the professional game as it continues to grow.”
Greater Bank’s Head of Marketing and Customer Experience, Matthew Hingston, said he was delighted to recommit the bank’s major sponsor of the Westfield W-League team.
“Women’s elite sport continues to boom in Australia presenting our local athletes with high profile stages on which to perform. The Westfield W-League has been central to this.”
“We were very proud to commit as a Major Partner of the team last year and after seeing the dedication of these players and their coaching staff, we had little hesitation in extending that partnership for another season.
“They have shown that they are not only great footballers, but outstanding role models and ambassadors away from the playing field.
“Players like Emily Van Egmond, Cassidy Davis, Katie Stengel and Taylor Smith are not only proving themselves to be outstanding players in the W-League but also heroes to the many thousands of young Hunter region girls who share the same dreams of one day representing Newcastle in the W-League.”
“The Jets returned to finals football last season and with the retention of key players as well as a few new signings that will strengthen the roster, we look forward to sharing the successes of the team this coming season.”
The Newcastle Jets kick off their Westfield W-League 2018/19 campaign in Round 2 when they take on Melbourne Victory away from home on Thursday 1 November before returning home on Saturday 17 November, to host Canberra United at No. 2 Sportsground.