Canberra Raiders Major Sponsor Huawei has extended their major sponsorship of the Canberra Raiders for a further three seasons until the end of 2019.
Huawei (pronounced Wah-Way) joined the Raiders family as major sponsor in 2012 and is one of the longest running major sponsors in the NRL. The new three year deal will see Huawei remain on the front of the Raiders jersey for a total of eight seasons by the time the new deal concludes at the end of 2019.
The partnership between the Raiders and Huawei has been more than just a logo on a jersey, with the two organisations working closely to assist in raising thousands of dollars for a number of charitable organisations including but not limited to, Tour de Cure, Bowel Cancer Australia and the Ricky Stuart Foundation.
Canberra Raiders CEO Don Furner said the Raiders were excited to announce the extension of the partnership which would see the two organisations together for the best part of a decade.
“The Raiders are extremely proud to announce Huawei will be remaining with the Raiders for a further three seasons and eight seasons in total,” Mr Furner said. “This major sponsorship will become the longest running in the clubs history and we’re proud to be associated with a committed and rapidly rising international organisation.
“This partnership extension was negotiated and agreed to about three months ago, but we both decided to wait until the final home game of the season to provide our members and fans with the exciting news heading into the finals series.”
Huawei Australia Chairman Mr John Lord AM said the partnership between the two had been a great success.
“Huawei and the Canberra Raider’s have built a solid and successful partnership over the past five years,” Mr Lord said.
“Our consumer products are growing in popularity and the Raiders are playing an important role to push the Huawei brand out to more and more people.
About Huawei Australia
Huawei is a leading information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider serving 45 of the world’s top 50 telecom operators. In Australia, Huawei creates over 800 jobs and works with all major Australian operators.
Half of the Australian population already use some sort of Huawei product for their telecommunications needs. Huawei’s products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries and support the communications needs of one third of the world’s population.