St George Illawarra are proud to announce St.George Bank have extended their major partnership to the Dragons' inaugural NRL Women's Premiership team for at least the next two seasons.
By backing the Women's Premiership, St.George Bank will extend a partnership that has spanned over four decades – one of the longest in Australian sporting history.
This means St.George Bank are now the major partner for both the women's and men's teams.
The two iconic brands have a rich heritage across Southern Sydney and the Illawarra, known for being committed to grassroots footy and providing support to local communities.
General Manager for St.George Banking Group Cathy Yuncken said the partnership with the Dragons was forged 40 years ago to support local community and embed St.George Bank brand into the heart of the Dragons' region.
"We are two organisations who believe in championing grassroots sports, diversity and equality and we look forward to our support of the Women's Premiership achieving that," Yuncken said.
"The Women's Premiership team is dedicated, passionate and super-talented. This team and the NRL Women's Premiership will inspire many young women and girls and assist in driving health, wellbeing, leadership and self-esteem for young women across our community."
Dragons Chief Operating Officer Michael McDonald said the club was delighted to see St.George Bank extend their long-term partnership by becoming a foundation partner of the Dragons' Women's Premiership team.
McDonald also looked forward to the new opportunities it will create for both organisations.
“We are very proud of our history and partnership with St.George Bank over the past 40 years and are delighted that they, like us, see great value in the opportunities that the women's game presents," McDonald said.
"We know they are keen to work with us on building the profile of our female players and showcasing the strength of our existing women's pathways. We are very appreciative of their support for our inaugural NRL Women's Premiership squad."
St George Illawarra Dragons' NRL Holden Women's Premiership squad –
- Kezie Apps
- Talia Atfield
- Annette Brander
- Sam Bremner
- Georgina Brooker
- Teina Clark
- Keeley Davis
- Kate Haren
- Honey Hireme
- Rikeya Horne
- Melanie Howard
- Asoiva Karpani
- Asipau Mafi
- Raecene McGregor
- Talesha Quinn
- Oneata Schwalger
- Anneka Stephens
- Jessica Sergis
- Hannah Southwell
- Josie Strong
- Shakiah Tungai
- Holli Wheeler