Netball Australia, the Suncorp Super Netball League, and the Origin Australian Diamonds have each expanded their long term partnership with Nissan, which continues as a major partner until 2026.
The sponsorship dates back to the first season of Suncorp Super Netball in 2017, and now incorporates a range of entitlements including prominent Nissan branding on Diamonds bibs, as well as branding on and around the court throughout the Suncorp Super Netball season.
Netball Australia CEO, Kelly Ryan, stated that she is ‘delighted’ to announce Nissan had recommitted for a further five years, adding: “In what is set to be a massive year for netball in Australia with the Commonwealth Games and our Suncorp Super Netball season, we are proud to continue our partnership with Nissan until at least the end of 2026.
“The support Nissan has shown across all levels of netball has been crucial in growing engagement and awareness around our sport, particularly in the Suncorp Super Netball League with the inception of Nissan Net Points.”
Furthermore, the motor manufacturer has stated that it will also support Netball Australia’s community and pathway initiatives, including April’s National Netball Championships in Tasmania and the Australian Netball Championships to be staged later in 2022.
The company’s Managing Director, Adam Paterson, stated that Nissan has been a ‘proud supporter’ of netball since 2017. He added: “We are delighted to continue this partnership with Netball Australia, spanning all levels of the game from grassroots to international competition, for another five years.
“As the biggest female sport in Australia, our sponsorship is important to the significant netball community nationally, many who are our current and future customers.”
Additionally, to align with the investment in Queensland with the Nissan Arena, Nissan Australia has stated that it will also be continuing its partnership with Netball Queensland and the Queensland Firebirds.
Nissan also holds links in Premier League football and in November last year, City Football Group also announced an extension of its global partnership with the firm as the collaboration entered its third term.
The automaker was City Football Group’s first multi-club partner, becoming the official automotive partner of the group and its football teams Manchester City, New York City FC and Melbourne City FC in 2014.