The Australian Wheelchair Rugby League team, the Wheelaroos, have signed Brisbane-based Financial Services company Skyring as a platinum and naming rights sponsor for the Rugby League World Cup.
The signing is a boost for the team, as they continue training and preparation for the Rugby League World Cup, where they will appear for the first time alongside Australian Rugby League’s Kangaroos and Jillaroos as part of the main event.
Wheelchair Rugby League Australia Chair Martin Meredith said, “We are thrilled that Skyring has joined with us as a critical partner, acknowledging the status of our representative team and our brand. I’m very much looking forward to watching the Skyring Wheelaroos take to the court to showcase their talent, skill and resilience against the best of the best on the world stage.”
The CEO of Skyring, David Mardell said, Skyring “was delighted to be partnering with the Australian Wheelaroos as they commence their journey towards the Rugby League World Cup in London later this year. We admire the team’s determination and competitiveness to be the best in the world and we couldn’t be prouder to be able to play a small role within the team who want to proudly represent their country.”
The sponsorship announcement was made at a Wheelaroos training squad camp in Brisbane on Saturday 25 June 2022.
The Wheelaroos will take on England, Ireland, Spain, France, Scotland, USA and Wales, with their match-up against England played on the opening night of the Wheelchair Rugby League tournament, 3 November 2022.