SKYCITY’s commitment to women’s sport has been further strengthened today, with the company signing a fresh sponsorship agreement to support Netball Northern in the new Beko (National) Netball League.
SKYCITY Entertainment Group is also the principal sponsor of the SKYCITY Mystics, signing a three-year deal in 2015 to support the northern region’s professional ANZ Championship team.
The latest sponsorship will provide funding support for the fledgling Beko Netball League; a proving ground for young and up-and-coming players attempting to break in to the top grade of the sport.
Speaking at the SKYCITY Mystics’ season launch at Gusto at the Grand this morning, the SKYCITY Group’s General Manager, Corporate Services Grainne Troute said she was delighted the company was able to further its investment in netball at a grassroots level.
“SKYCITY is proud of its support for communities throughout Auckland and New Zealand and we see this new sponsorship as yet one more way that we can be part of the development of our country’s young people.
“The new league will play a huge role in fostering talent and ensuring that New Zealand continues to excel on the netball world stage,” says Ms Troute.
The latest sponsorship adds to a large stable of sports teams receiving SKYCITY support across basketball, rugby union, rugby league, golf, cricket and badminton.
Netball Northern chief executive Julie Paterson says she is delighted SKYCITY has agreed to become the team’s Premier Partner.
“This is a new and exciting development for netball in New Zealand. SKYCITY’s support is incredibly valuable, not only for us but for the continued growth of elite women’s sport in this country,” she says.