Elders up Eagles sponsorship

Eagles president Mark Savage with Elders’ Ryan Koschitzke.

Elders Narrandera has taken on the role as sponsors of the Narrandera Senior Eagles’ football jumpers.

The three seniors teams – the Seniors, the Reserves and the Under 17s – change sponsors every three years.

“To be a part of the club as a major sponsor for the next three years is quite exciting for us as a brand in town,” said manager of Elders Narrandera Ryan Koschitzke.

“It gets us out there, and we’re all very excited to be a major sponsor of the Narrandera Football Club.

“It’s a good three year venture, and hopefully we can work from there.”

Koschitzke initially approached Eagles president Mark Savage regarding sponsorship and luckily the Eagles had the major jumper sponsorship available.

“Elders already do the scoreboard sponsorship,” said Savage.

“It makes them one of our major sponsors of the club and it’s good to see them come on board.

“GS and BD electrics has been the sponsors for the last three years, and we’d like to thank them.

“But with Elders coming as well, it’s good to see them and all of the other businesses around town sponsoring the club,” Savage said.

The juniors’ jumpers are currently sponsored by Grants Sawmill.

“It works out well too; a lot of our supporters are farmers and they’re already Elders clients, so it works well in both ways,” Savage said.

The 2018 season is already shaping up well for the Narrandera Eagles, with three new players heading to town from Canberra.

“There’ll be Josh Bennet and Blake and Matt Renet, they’re brothers,” Mr Savage said.

“Josh has had five years at Frankston in the VFL and a year at Canberra Demons. And the Renet brothers have been playing at Ainslie.

“It should be good to have a few new players to mix with the locals, and we’ve got some really good 17s as well.”

Last season saw some under 17s players who doubled up weekly, filling in gaps in both the reserves and the seniors.

“It was getting a bit much for them. With the players we’ve already got here we need to be competitive, week after week.

“And we’ve got a few locals coming back; Shaun Light’s coming back from Coleambally.

“We’re just trying to get all the local people to play and just enjoy themselves,” Savage said.

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