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Greater renews support for Newcastle & Hunter 2014 and 2015 rugby competitions

The Greater Building Society today announced that it has renewed its sponsorship of Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union for another two years.

The Greater will remain the major sponsor and naming rights sponsor for the 2014 and 2015 competitions, including the finals series.

The Greater became the naming rights sponsor in 2010, rescuing NHRU and local rugby clubs after it endured the 2009 season without a major sponsor.

NHRU general manager Fenton Coull said the Greater’s continued support benefits local rugby clubs, players, fans and the development of the sport in the region.

“The much needed financial support from The Greater and other sponsors ensures we can put on a great new competition of rugby for everyone to enjoy for the next two years,” Mr Coull said.

Greater Building Society chief executive officer Don Magin said The Greater’s sponsorship of NHRU and other local sporting bodies including the Hunter Academy of Sport, Central Coast Academy of Sport and the Newcastle District Bowls Association was about the Greater putting its profits back into the community.

“Sport plays an important part in the lives of our customers and our community so we try to help great local organisations such as NHRU to meet the increasing costs of providing quality sporting opportunities and quality sporting events for local people in our region,” Mr Magin said.

The season kicks off on April 5.

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