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Mazda and Wendy's recommit

Mazda and Wendy’s have again shown they have the Vodafone Warriors’ back by pledging their ongoing support for the club with new one-year deals for the 2022 NRL season.

Official automotive partner Mazda has extended its relationship with the Vodafone Warriors to four seasons and will again have its name emblazoned on the lower back of the jersey.

And Wendy’s will proudly have its name on the back of the NRL shorts in what will be its 12th season as an on-kit sponsor and its 15th overall since first linking with the Vodafone Warriors in 2008.

“We’re indebted to Mazda and Wendy’s for much more than their level of support as valued commercial partners,” said Vodafone Warriors general manager commercial Glenn Critchley.

“Above all they continue to provide the most wonderful example of loyalty, even more so in these Covid-challenged times.

“Throughout two seasons of having the team based in Australia they have always been there for us and are suiting up to go into another battle away from home next season.”

Mazda managing director David Hodge said the Vodafone Warriors had displayed so much courage during the Covid pandemic.

“As a proud partner of the Vodafone Warriors we want to say a huge thank you for the sacrifices staff, players and families have made over the last two seasons,” he said.

“They’ve played hard and have never given up in the face of huge adversity.

“We look forward to what 2022 will bring and, like everyone, we are just hoping everything will go according to plan for the team to be back playing at Mount Smart Stadium.”

Wendy’s CEO Danielle Lendich said there had never been a more important time to support the Vodafone Warriors in every way possible.

“These have been difficult times for everyone but we’re a family-oriented business and the Vodafone Warriors are a family club. That means everything to us,” she said.

“We have been there for them over the last two years and we’re committed again for the coming season, one which offers the prospect of seeing the team playing at home again at last.

“The fans are the best in the country and we couldn’t be more excited for them knowing a homecoming is on the horizon.”

The Vodafone Warriors begin their 28th season against St George Illawarra at Sunshine Coast Stadium on March 12 next year.

They’re due to host their first game at Mount Smart Stadium in almost three years when they face defending premiers the Penrith Panthers on June 18 with four more games set down for the ground against Wests Tigers, Melbourne, Canterbury Bankstown and Gold Coast.