The North Queensland Toyota Cowboys are taking their prized sleeve sponsorship to the market for the first time since 2009.
The reigning Auckland Nines champions and NRL finalists for the past three seasons believe the exclusive sponsorship opportunity will be ideally suited to a company or organisation looking to expand its presence or break into the Queensland market.
Harvey Norman has been the Cowboys’ sleeve sponsor for the past five seasons with the successful partnership to conclude at the end of the current competition.
“We have been fortunate to have a great company such as Harvey Norman as a long-term major partner of the Cowboys,” club general manager – commercial Steve Mitchell said.
“Their support of our club, and rugby league in general, has been outstanding and they will leave us having helped this club grow substantially.
“Being one of only three Queensland-based NRL clubs, and with some of the game’s most marketable players including two-time Golden Boot winner Johnathan Thurston, our sleeve sponsorship is a huge asset that will be much sought after.
“As well as the massive on-field presence, there are some outstanding opportunities that go with being a Cowboys partner, including being connected to our community engagement programs that focus on education, training and health and well-being.”
The Cowboys won the inaugural NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park in February to add to a recent record that has included being one of only three clubs to make the NRL finals for the past three years.
The club also had four players in Australia’s 2013 Rugby League World Cup squad including three in the starting team that defeated New Zealand in the final in Manchester.