Hart Sport secures naming rights for Inaugural Sapphire Series
Netball Queensland has partnered with HART Sport for the inaugural Netball Queensland Sapphire Series.
Hart Sport will become the naming rights partner of the series which will commence in June 2019.
The State’s best netball talent will go head to head in a competition designed to identify and produce a new generation of Australian Diamonds in future years.
HART Sport supply ethically-sourced sport and leisure equipment to over 50,000 customers in schools, clubs, government departments and fitness centres in 15 countries worldwide.
Netball Queensland CEO, Catherine Clark said: “We are passionate Queenslanders, so to form a ground-breaking new partnership with another strong Queensland brand in HART Sport is just ideal.
“From their vision to helping people stay active through to their passion and knowledge about the needs of high-performance training environments, this is a fantastic partnership on so many levels,” Clark said.
“The partnership is also perfect because HART is equipped to support the massive scale that netball brings across Queensland’s diverse communities.
“We have around 378 Clubs and Associations across the State.”
As a result of the Sapphire Series naming rights deal, HART will also become a major partner of Netball Queensland.
Founder and owner of HART Sport, Greg Harten said the organisation is proud to support the growth of grassroots netball and the development of Queensland’s elite netball pathway.
“This is a terrific initiative by Netball Queensland.”
“No doubt the HART Sapphire Series will become an important feature in the sporting landscape in Queensland.
“We are thrilled to support the series and netball throughout the state,” Harten said.
The investment from HART is a keystone partnership for the new league which aims to assemble an impressive roster of partners as the competition matures over the next five years.
Netball Queensland’s General Manager – Commercial, Justin White said: “It is our aim to create a world-class women’s sport league which is also seen by the world.
“Netball is the best-kept secret of women’s sport in terms of a global product.”
“We believe in what netball has to offer the global sports audience – both as an amazing sports entertainment product and as a career of choice for high-performance athletes.”