A sponsorship deal, where funds will be used to underpin junior representative and female engagement programs, has been agreed upon.
The Mittagong RSL has reached an agreement with Highlands District Cricket Association (HDCA) for a three-year sponsorship deal.
Mittagong RSL general manager Craig Madsen said the club was attracted to the sponsorship opportunity due to the junior squads and the female engagement program.
“We’re very happy to be involved,” Mr Madsen said.
“In this day and age with people constantly on their electronic devices and child obesity problems, we’re very proud to be behind local sports that promote a healthy lifestyle,” he said.
The sponsorship agreement runs over three years and an extension will be discussed further down the track.
“We will review an extension in due time but I can’t see any reason why we wouldn't,” Mr Madsen said.
In this day and age with people constantly on their electronic devices and child obesity problems, we’re very proud to be behind local sports that promote a healthy lifestyle.Mittagong RSL general manager Craig Madsen
Simon Taufel, HDCA Director, said the Mittagong RSL partnership is “great for two reasons”, the money received will help fund the under 12s, under 14s and under 16s junior representative cricket teams as well as the female engagement program called ‘Whacky Wickets’.
“Sport puts back into the community with its health focus and that ties in with the Mittagong RSL sponsorship because it’s all about community,” Mr Taufel said.
“They’re (RSL) very community conscious, just as we are and its a good strategic partnership with the RSL,” he said.
“We’re very appreciative to Craig Madsen and the board for making it happen,” Mr Taufel said.
On asked if there was room for any more sponsorship Mr Taufel replied “absolutely.”
“Whatever we can do to grow our funding allows us to do more and more programs of this nature, it will help reduce the costs for mums and dads and it’s one less barrier for people to get involved in sport,” Mr Taufel said.
Interest in Whacky Wickets can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org