Ministry of Sport

nib Signs Multi-Year Extension As Principal Partner Of The Knights

The Newcastle Knights foundation partner, nib health funds, has re-committed to the club as Principal Partner for the next three years.

Maintaining its status as the longest continuous supporter of the region’s iconic sporting club, nib will once again feature on the front of the player’s jersey’s through until 2022, whilst also retaining the naming rights.

“nib has a heritage in the Hunter and a long-standing association with the Club,” Knights CEO, Philip Gardner, said.

“Like the Knights, nib is part of the fabric of our region.

“To have nib remain on the front of a jersey that represents the region is not only wonderful for the team but is important for the town.

“We would like to thank nib for their continued support and look forward to a successful future together,” he said.

nib Managing Director, Mark Fitzgibbon, said the sponsorship signifies nib’s continued commitment to the people of Newcastle and the Hunter region understanding the vital role sport, and in particular rugby league, plays in the community.

“We’ve been there since the very beginning working closely with the club.

“It’s a strong partnership that is an important part of our overall brand strategy, providing great exposure in what is traditional rugby league heartland,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

“And while a lot of our growth and business expansion in recent years has been outside of the region, nib remains as committed as ever to supporting our local communities.

“Like many of our Hunter-based members, we take great pride in the Newcastle Knights and while recent success hasn’t been to everyone’s liking, we think the future looks much healthier.”

The Knights finished the 2019 season in 11th place after narrowly missing out on the finals.

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney