Leading community developer and home builder Ausbuild has inked a 12-month sponsorship deal with the Vodafone Warriors while the club calls Moreton Bay its ‘home away from home’.
Ausbuild joint managing director Matthew Bell said the partnership would deliver a range of community-focused initiatives including school programmes, local events, and fundraising for charities in the Moreton Bay region.
“In the short amount time the Vodafone Warriors have called Redcliffe home, they’ve become part of the Moreton Bay community and we’ve been impressed by their values and their engagement with young fans of the sport,” said Bell.
“In this spirit, we are partnering with the club during their 2022 season to deliver a range of community-focused initiatives that engage with school students across the Moreton Bay Region and raise funds for local charity groups.”
Bell said the Vodafone Warriors' relocation to Redcliffe has brought A-grade NRL to the Moreton Bay region and with it, a sense of optimism, excitement and celebration of the sport.
The Vodafone Warriors will play six home games at Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe this season with the first kicking off this Saturday against the Brisbane Broncos.
To celebrate the partnership, 200 students from Bray Park State High School will be attending the match with 12 students forming a guard of honour when the Vodafone Warriors step onto the field and six students participating in the half time entertainment. Fans attending the Vodafone Warriors' home games will have the opportunity to go into the running to win a $650,000 Ausbuild home and land package.
Since the beginning of the 2020 NRL season, government-imposed restrictions have forced the Vodafone Warriors to relocate their team operations to Australia.
CEO Cameron George said the club has been humbled by the support of communities and businesses across South East Queensland.
“We’ve been welcomed to the community with open arms, and this has been incredibly important for the team, who have played the last two seasons away from family and loved ones,” he said.
“The club has a large fan base in South East Queensland and their support has been fantastic. When the players hit the field on Saturday, they’re not just playing for New Zealand – they’re playing for Moreton Bay, too.
“We’re looking forward to our partnership with Ausbuild and engaging with our community on and off the field in 2022.”
Ausbuild is one of Queensland’s largest privately-owned developers, with a 30-year history of delivering master planned communities across the south-east corner of the state. The company is currently delivering two master planned communities in the Moreton Bay region, in Warner and Morayfield.
Established in Redlands in 1988, Ausbuild is Queensland’s largest private community developer and home builder. Over the past 34 years, Ausbuild has delivered more than 85 master planned communities – and 8900 homes – across South East Queensland. The company’s current portfolio includes The Sanctuary (Warner) Prominence (Pallara) and the soon-to-be-released Montrose, in Morayfield. Ausbuild’s unique home, land and finance model takes the stress out of home buying to ensure that every journey home, is a simple one.