PRESS RELEASE FROM RUGBY AUSTRALIA
Friday 2nd March 2018
Buildcorp has today been confirmed as the official naming rights partner of the inaugural Buildcorp Super W.
The family owned Sydney-based construction firm has been one of Rugby Australia’s longest serving partners and has given the ground-breaking national women’s XVs competition the ultimate boost by signing off on a multi-year partnership.
Buildcorp will also continue as the naming rights partner of the Buildcorp Wallaroos, cementing its position as the number one supporter of women’s XVs Rugby in the country.
The Buildcorp logo will be adorned across all Buildcorp Super W team jerseys as well ground signage on match day.
The news comes after the announcement that FOX SPORTS will be the home of the Buildcorp Super W with all matches to be broadcast via FOX SPORTS channels. One match per round will also be streamed LIVE on RUGBY.com.au.
In previous years Buildcorp has sponsored Rugby Australia through the National Rugby Championship and the Buildcorp Wallaroos and they have been strong supporters of Sydney University and the University of Queensland’s Rugby Clubs.
Buildcorp now has a presence at grassroots, state, national and international levels of Rugby. The company’s Rugby partnerships range from women’s and men’s university Rugby teams in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle and now the Buildcorp Super W and the Buildcorp Wallaroos.
Buildcorp’s Josephine Sukkar said: “We have always believed that to build a successful business we have to focus on strengthening the ‘base of the pyramid’. That is, bringing into the organisation young people with aligned values, who can be developed into strong leaders.
”Our major sponsorship investment over the last 27 years always has been, and still is in men’s and women’s club Rugby.
“We are extending our support of the women’s game to connect a player pipeline from club to the national level. This fills an existing gap and ensures that, like Buildcorp, Australian Rugby is structured to provide the same opportunities for women and men.
“That is, the opportunity for participation, development and promotion regardless of age, gender or culture.”
Rugby Australia, Chief Executive, Raelene Castle said: “Buildcorp, Tony and Josephine Sukkar have been strong supporters of Women’s Rugby over the years and their continued commitment to expanding the women’s game is an exciting development.
“The Buildcorp Super W is an exciting prospect that is going to enhance the pathway to the Buildcorp Wallaroos and create a stronger national team as we head into the start of the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup cycle.”
The Buildcorp Super W competition kicks off in Brisbane on March 10 with Queensland Women hosting NSW Women in a double-header alongside the Vodafone Super Rugby clash between the Queensland Reds and South Africa’s Bulls at Suncorp Stadium.