65 years of sponsorship honoured by junior Spacemen

SPONSORS: Club captains Bayden Moran and Macy Morrison presented gifts of recognition to two local businesses for their support. Photo: Jenni Mahon.

SPONSORS: Club captains Bayden Moran and Macy Morrison presented gifts of recognition to two local businesses for their support. Photo: Jenni Mahon.

K and H Earthmoving and Brian Collins Smash Repairs have been honoured by the Parkes Spacemen juniors for their contribution over the past three decades.

Club captains Bayden Moran and Macy Morrison presented gifts of recognition to both sponsors; professionally framed jerseys with a plaque below that acknowledge their long term support of the club.

Parkes Spacemen Juniors President Andrew Thomas was full of praise for the two local businesses that have been sponsoring the club for over 65 years in total.

"This year has marked 30 years of sponsorship by K and H Earthmoving, and according to our calculations Brian Collins Smash Repair has been sponsoring us now for 35 years," said Thomas.

Thomas was full of praise for the local community after the club achieved a sponsorship first.

"This year is the first year we have filled every sleeve on every single jersey.

"So if you buy a sleeve sponsorship for a certain number, you get it on every number 1 at the club across all the teams.

"That means this year that numbers 1 - 20 for each team both have two sleeve sponsors," said Thomas.

He was also quick to point out that their contribution was far more than just monetary.

"The stability of them being there every year for so long reflects the relationship we have with both of them over a long period of time.

"Not only that, but they both support so much in other ways; for example John Kennedy (K and H Earthmoving) has been on the committee; he is our public officer - ensuring we abide by all the right laws."

After the COVID-19 pandemic wrought havoc on regional sport, the club decided to do two year deals for sponsors that would cover 2020 and 2021 to give more value.

"It is massive to have the support from the community during such a tough year, it goes a bit unsaid sometimes how much effort and costs goes into running a club," said Thomas.

Andrew also acknowledge major sponsor, the Cambridge Hotel, for all the work they do for the club behind the scenes.