Essendon extend Toll deal

Source: Sports Business Insider Essendon have extended their deal with Toll Holdings for another two years.  Toll have been an Essendon partner since 2011. Toll Group Managing Director Brian Kruger commented on the partnership extension: “This new partnership ensures both organisations are able to add value to each other through the sharing of knowledge and experience….

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And now the Suns look at pokie revenue….

Source: News Ltd Not long after GWS said they were considering pokies as a means of boosting revenue, the Gold Coast Suns admitted they were considering the possibility as an option. Gold Coast chief executive Travis Auld told the Herald Sun the club had formed a sub-committee to investigate outside investments. “There is definitely a…

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Saints, Lions extend Sponsorships

Source: Sports Pro Media Aussie rules: St Kilda Football Club have extended their partnership with long-time sponsor Jeld-Wen. The windows and doors company will continue to sponsor the AFL side’s Anzac Day match in New Zealand, with its logo displayed on the team’s playing strip.   Elsewhere in the AFL, the Brisbane Lions have extended their partnership with kit provider BLK for…

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Ten to re-enter Broadcast rights battle

Source: Sportsbusiness Insider, The Age Channel Ten chief Hamish Mclennan has apparenrtly confirmed that Ten are interested in the next batch of AFl rights, depending on cost and availability. “Yes, we’re keen. All depends on what is on offer,” McLennan said. Asked what slots Ten would be interested in, McLennan said: “Depends on price etc,…

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GWS looks to pokie cash

Source: News Ltd News Limited reports that Greater Western Sydney are considering boosting their financial position by investing in pokie machines, becoming the 12th AFL club to be involved in gaming.  Giants Chairman Tony Shephard told News that “It’s obvious that football clubs do better if they have a non-football source of revenue, and that…

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New AFL Ballarat proposal

Source: [The Age] [Heraldsun] The Victorian opposition is reportedly going to unveil a 30 million dollar redevelopment of Eureka Stadium as a possible location for the Kangaroos and Bulldogs to play at, with the prospect of some matches through Cricket Victoria. Any complete redevelopment into a 15,000 seat facility is expected to cost about 80…

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Perth Stadium one step closer

Source: Sports Business Insider Perth stadium has reportedly finished its pre constructions works six weeks ahead of schedule. According to the premier of Western Australia “The work involved the compaction of nine hectares across key areas of the site and installation of 55,459 wick drains to provide a drainage path for groundwater up to the…

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Victory Sponsor Boom

Source: Football Australia After starting with just eight sponsors in 2005, Melbourne Victory is very close to securing its 100th member of its “Victory in Business” business network. The network is reported to have delivered more than 70 million worth of business to business transactions since it was set up in 2005, and the Victory…

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