NSW Ports partners with regional rugby referees to promote safe, fun and fair play

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NSW Ports today announced a three year partnership with Southern Inland Rugby Referees Association (SIRRA), supporting safe, fun and fair rugby competition in the Southern Inland region of New South Wales (NSW), one of the largest rugby regions in Australia.

 Every week - rain, hail or shine - from Hillston to Wagga Wagga, Temora to Albury, as SIRRA’s major sponsor, NSW Ports will feature as the name sponsor on the jersey of the dedicated volunteers who referee the weekly rugby competition across the zone, covering 21 clubs, from age six all the way to senior levels.

 “We are delighted to announce our support of SIRRA whose members voluntarily officiate over 140 matches on a weekly basis throughout the rugby season,” said Andrew Lincoln, Chief Financial Officer NSW Ports.

 “Our port and rail assets include NSW’s major trade gateways of Port Botany and Port Kembla, which facilitate the movement of trade across NSW, around Australia and beyond.

 “We are in the business of keeping Australia moving, just as SIRRA keeps each and every game in Southern Inland NSW going, week in and week out in the interest of the safety and enjoyment of all participants. We are proud to harness the community spirit involved in this grass roots sport and look forward to a successful partnership over the coming years,” Andrew concluded.

 “Today’s announcement is an endorsement of the volunteer services provided by our group of dedicated referees supporting the clubs and schools in the region. This partnership will support SIRRA in achieving our goals and will enable NSW Ports to positively contribute to our community while connecting with farmers, producers and local businesses. SIRRA is delighted that NSW Ports has come on board as major sponsor and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.” Said Brendon Reynolds, President of SIRRA.

 -ENDS-

Download this media release: NSW Ports media release 19 July 2019

For more media information please contact NSW Ports on 0410 597 547 or vida.cheeseman@nswports.com.au

About NSW Ports

NSW Ports manages Port Botany and Port Kembla, key export and import gateways connecting to global markets, and the Enfield Intermodal Logistics Centre and the Cooks River Intermodal Terminal. NSW Ports is a private consortium of leading institutional investors: IFM Investors (including Cbus, HESTA and Hostplus), AustralianSuper, Tawreed Investments Limited and Q Super. Our shareholders represent over six million Australian superannuation fund members and are long term investors with interests in a range of Australian infrastructure assets.

About SIRRA  

SIRRA is the referee association governing 80 referees and club volunteers in the Southern Inland area of NSW. SIRRA referees and club volunteers officiate games in locales such as Hillston to the North West of the region, Wagga Wagga in the centre and Tumut in the South East. SIRRA was formed in 2000 following the merging of Riverina Rugby and South West Rugby, known today as Southern Inland Rugby Union.

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