CRL Newcastle, the womens rugby league club currently competing in the NSWRL Women’s premiership competition, is offering sponsorship packages to potential partners for the remainder of the 2019 season.

Operations manager Mitchel Quinn revealed the team was initially just looking to bring onboard sponsors to support the squad, but after seeing the communty’s reaction to the local women’s programs being run in the Hunter the organisation made the call to reassess their plans.

“With the continued growth of our local women’s program, which ranges from under 14s teams to the NSW Women’s Premiership and encompasses more than 1,250 particpants in the region, we were led to reassessing our packaging,” he said.

According to Country Rugby League, who have taken over the operation of the state team this year, there are just a few individual jersey sponsorships left. For the team, however, bringing a major sponsor onboard is the main at the moment, primarily to provide the resources needed to keep the team running smoothly.

“We’ve been fortunate to have Queens Wharf Brewery come on board with the CRL Newcastle team and their Tuesday Team Announcement has become quite popular on social media platforms,” Quinn explained.

“The ultimate goal is to secure a Major Sponsor who wants to be a long term partner in what is a very exciting part of our game.

“But if the opportunity for someone to jump and board to support the girls through the remainder of the season to assist in providing the girls with the resources to continue to compete at the highest level in the state we will welcome them with open arms.”

Holli Wheeler is one of a host of stars playing with CRL Newcastle this season.

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CRL’s operations manager also believes 2019 is a special season to get onboard with the team, not least of all because former NRL coach Rick Stone has taken the reigns of the team.

“There is no doubt the appointment of Rick Stone as coach has complemented the array of playing talent including 2018 Jillaroos and State of Origin representatives Isabelle Kelly, Holli Wheeler, Hannah Southwell and Bec Young and created a groundswell of interest.”

If you are interested in sponsoring CRL Newcastle, or are interested in sponsorship packages with Country Rugby League in general, contact mquinn@crlnsw.com.au.