Nashua Mobile extends Cape Cobras sponsorship for three more years
Nashua Mobile, the independent telecommunications service provider in the Reunert Group, has renewed its highly successful sponsorship agreement with Cape Cobras for a further three years. This builds on the sponsorship relationship Nashua Mobile began with the Western Cape-based cricket team in the 2008 , 2009 season. Before this, the Cape Cobras were sponsored by Nashua Office Automation, Nashua Mobile's sister company.
The Cape Cobras - the reigning 1-Day Cup champions - is one of the country’s most successful and popular regional cricket teams. Nashua Mobile is supporting the team in line with their commitment to the development of regional sport throughout the country
Says Tim Walter, Executive Head of Marketing at Nashua Mobile: "We have enjoyed our relationship with the Cape Cobras over the past three years and are extremely proud to be standing behind such a wonderful regional team. As an added bonus, with Newlands having recently been voted as the second best cricket ground on the planet, we have an opportunity to partner our brand with a landmark and iconic venue."
"Our association with the Cobras has been really good for our brand in the Western Cape. We look forward to the many more excellent marketing and business opportunities that will come out of our relationship with the Cape Cobras over the next three years."
In addition, Nashua Mobile sees sponsorship of sports teams such as the Cape Cobras as part of its contribution to local sport and the community, says Walter. The company is traditionally a staunch supporter of South African sport because of the invaluable role it has to play in nation- and community-building.
Peter Cyster, Chairman of Western Cape Cricket (Pty) Ltd said of the renewal, 'This is a sign of confidence by one blue chip brand in another'. Andre Odendaal, CEO, commented, 'We welcome the continuation of a solid partnership at a time when the Cobras are poised to enter a new era with a new coach and captain'.
With home grounds at Boland Park, Paarl and Sahara Park Newlands, the Cape Cobras features some world-class cricketing talent. It is a strong performer in local and international leagues and tournaments like the SuperSport Series, OneDay Cup, the Champions League T20 and the MiWay T20.