Bartercard New Zealand has joined forces with the Canterbury Rugby League (CRL) Men’s Premiership for the 2021 season.
The business franchise has a long-running affiliation with rugby league both on a local and national level, helping to create the NZRL Bartercard Cup/Premiership competitions from 2000 to 2010. The company also supported the Bulls vs Toa Samoa fixture at Ngā Puna Wai in 2018.
Ross Hamilton, National Sponsorship Manager of Bartercard’s New Zealand division, said,
“Bartercard is proud to renew its partnership with Canterbury Rugby League. It is great to support rugby league at grassroots level – this is where our next generation of Kiwis and Kiwi Ferns players comes from.”
Duane Fyfe, CEO of the CRL, said,
“Canterbury Rugby League are excited to renew a partnership with Bartercard New Zealand at a regional level after strong history in the recent era of the game.
“The Bartercard Cup is where the Bulls moniker was first adopted in 2000, and there was a renewal of that relationship in 2018 when Bartercard New Zealand partnered Canterbury Rugby League when the Bulls played the Toa Samoa International team.”
Duane explained why he appreciates Bartercard’s support:
“Having Bartercard New Zealand back in the fold for our club campaign as the Men’s Premiership competition sponsor in support of grassroots rugby league shows a commitment to our community game that is very welcome.”
The Bartercard CRL Men’s Premiership will begin on Saturday 10th April for the first of 14 regular-season rounds. It’s due to end later this summer on Grand Final Day at Ngā Puna Wai on Sunday 15th August.
“We look forward to a fantastic local season in Canterbury and wish all clubs participating every success.”
Alice Tuffery, Point Franchise ©