In a major coup for the local Group 21 Rugby League competition, Bengalla Mining Company have signed on as naming rights sponsor for the next 5 years.
The competition will now be known as the Bengalla Group 21 Rugby League Competition after the naming rights became available this year. It’s a massive positive for both Bengalla and Group 21, with Bengalla acknowledging it was a great opportunity given the support Rugby League garnishes in our area.
“Rugby League in our local area has an extremely large following and we at Bengalla are appreciative for the opportunity to come onboard and partner with Group 21 as naming rights sponsor,” said Cam Halfpenny CEO of Bengalla Mining Company.
Simon Walmsley President of the Group 21 responded, “This is such an exciting time for Rugby League here locally. To have a long-term relationship with Bengalla Mining Company provides certainty for the clubs and more importantly the players moving forward.”
“There’s a lot of Rugby League supporters and players that work in the mining industry and we are very thankful to Bengalla for acknowledging that, and for providing that certainty for the sport here locally into the future. To achieve this sponsorship over 5 years allows us to focus on the football and promoting the quality competition we have here.”
For Bengalla Mining Company it was an opportunity they could not slip by. “Most of our employees live in the local area; Scone, Aberdeen, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Denman. Many of our employees and their families play or are involved in some aspect of the competition, so Bengalla is honoured to have the opportunity to sponsor such a great community sporting competition,” said Cam.
“We’re also committed to supporting activities that improve the health and wellbeing of our workforce, their families and the local community. This sponsorship supports encouraging people to be active and the development of local talent.”
The new sponsorship agreement has commenced and the Bengalla logo will soon adorn all the team’s jerseys. Group 21 took the opportunity to discuss the competition and the successful year that has been.
“2018 has been a fantastic year in Group 21 and the competition is swinging on a pendulum in most grades, so I encourage any local supporters to really get out there at this back end of the season and support your club. Your support might be that extra drive your club needs,” said Simon.