Pirtek Named Principal Sponsor of New Zealand Rugby League

By Community | March 7, 2012

Pirtek, a worldwide supplier of Hydraulic & Industrial hose and associated fittings, is re-joining New Zealand Rugby League as principal sponsor.

Pirtek has long been a supporter of Rugby League and were sponsors of the Kiwis during their successful 2008 World Cup campaign.

Signing the three year sponsorship agreement, Chris Bourke of Pirtek NZ said: “The game has achieved new heights in recent years and we are very proud to once again be associated with rugby league in New Zealand. We plan to contribute at all levels of the game and look forward to seeing our company name once more on the Kiwi jersey.”

Jim Doyle, NZRL CEO added: “We’re really pleased to have Pirtek join our family of sponsors. They have a long history of supporting Rugby League in Australasia and with their assistance we will be able to continue our games development across the country.”

“Pirtek have agreed to be involved with everything from grassroots through to the Kiwis including assistance with the provision of equipment for clubs, scholarships for players and a series of events to recognise our volunteers.

“In addition, we’ll have the Pirtek National Premiership; they’ll support our camps and will be on the front of the Kiwis jersey from this year’s VB test.”

Doyle concludes “Without the incredible support of sponsors like Pirtek and others, we simply wouldn’t be able to deliver all the programmes we now have in place. It is very exciting to be able to match our growing participation numbers with this level of professionalism.”

Stephen Kearney, Kiwis coach said: “It’s great to have Pirtek, who were a fantastic sponsor for us previously, involved again. Their support for our camps will make a real difference to young men’s lives. New Zealand Rugby League is building pathways for our players and Pirtek’s support of these programmes will help to ensure their successful future.”

The Kiwis will wear their new BLK jerseys featuring the Pirtek name at the VB test Match at Eden Park on April 20, 2012.

by Ismail Uddin