The ACT’s rugby referees will sport a new front of jersey sponsor from 2013 with Canberra’s own accounting and consulting company, Synergy, jumping on board at an announcement on Tuesday morning.
Each weekend during the winter months 1000’s of players between the ages of five and 55 strap on their boots and take to the ACT’s many rugby fields. The number of players in the ACT and its surrounding regions continues to grow, providing an even greater level of exposure for Synergy in the years to come.
The new partnership extends to the end of the 2015 rugby season.
Brumbies Rugby Chief Executive Andrew Fagan said he was pleased to announce the link between the University of Canberra Brumbies and Synergy.
“Like ACT referees, Synergy has a strong presence in the ACT and is a valued part of the Canberra community,” Fagan said.
“We are happy to be linking with a like-minded organisation which is firmly committed to seeing rugby grow in the ACT.
“Thanks to this partnership our referees will enjoy a greater level of support and commitment than ever before, which can only have a positive effect on the quality of the game throughout the ACT and its surrounding regions.”
Synergy’s Managing Partner, Robert Kennedy was also pleased to announce the partnership.
“Synergy has a strong affiliation to the ACT and NSW Southern Region, so being represented by having our brand on community rugby’s referees’ jerseys in the region and at Brumbies’ curtain raiser home games is a great thing for us,” Mr Kennedy said.
“Local sport is the backbone of our community, and as such is eminently worthy of corporate support. There are about 9000 registered weekend players in Brumbies territory, with about 24,000 overall participants.
“Without referees the rugby competition couldn’t operate removing a long standing community service that provides great opportunities for our kids, junior players and those aspiring to reach national and international goals.
“By supporting the referees we’re effectively supporting a vital part of our community’s activities, as well as doing something practical to ensure the ongoing security of this critical community function.”