Netball South Africa Reveals Spar Sponsorship Deal

April 17, 2013

International retail chain, Spar has announced it will sponsor Netball South Africa in a new three-year deal.

The sponsorship, which runs from January 2013 to December 2015, is worth R20 million. The sponsorship covers the national team and the national championships, and will also include the Under 21 and Under 19 teams.

“For the past 10 years, we have had a strong and close relationship with netball, which has become our flagship sponsorship,” said Spar’s group human resources director Alison Zweers.

“Sport provides an exciting platform on which to build our brand and women’s sport presents an excellent channel for this.

“A huge majority of our customers are women, and we believe we have a duty to support them in return. Netball provides us with a great opportunity to demonstrate our support for our customers.”

“We are delighted to renew our very strong relationship with Spar,” said Netball South Africa (NSA) president Mimi Mthethwa.

“They have been with us through thick and thin, and have helped the Proteas to improve their world ranking. We are now fifth in the world, and with their help we believe we can break into the top three.”

Mthethwa said NSA was particularly pleased that the sponsorship was being extended to include the Under 21 and Under 19 squads.

“They are the stars of the future and the players that could take us right to the top,” she said.