Homestar Finance Chief Operations Officer, Ilias Pavlopoulos, is looking forward to using the next two seasons to build on the partnership.

“Last season, we learnt a lot but thoroughly enjoyed it.

“This season, we’re adding a little bit more to what we’re looking to deliver to the fans, to our customers and to our potentially new customers,” Ilias said.

“Fans will now see Homestar Finance on the helmet, as well as on the sleeve.

“The signage around the ground is going to be fantastic and we’re looking at new activations for kids.

“We see this as an opportunity to extend our brand and hopefully it will be exciting for everybody, we’re certainly looking forward to it.

Homestar Finance will continue its strong involvement with Sydney Thunder’s Indigenous teams.

“It’s really important for us, it’s part of our ethos and our DNA to give back to the community,” Ilias said.

“Indigenous engagement is one of the key areas of our support of Sydney Thunder and we’re very proud to be part of the Thunder Nation and supporting the Indigenous teams.”

Last season, Homestar Finance also donated 16,000 meals to the club’s campaign with OzHarvest to provide meals for those in need across the Thunder Nation.

Sydney Thunder Acting General Manager, Chris Botherway, is excited tp see Homestar Finance commit to the club.

“The alignment of our club purpose and values with our commercial partners is very important to Sydney Thunder,” he said.

“Homestar Finance is a relatively young and exciting company committed to making peoples dreams come true and with a strong commitment to contributing to the community. Our partnership provides a great opportunity to add value to our Thunder Nation both on and off the field.”

Sydney Thunder is set to open the first-ever standalone WBBL season with a blockbuster Sydney Smash against crosstown rivals the Sydney Sixers at North Sydney Oval on 18 October.

The ninth BBL season begins on 17 December when Sydney Thunder take on the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba.