The NSW Pride are pleased to announce Rydges Hotels & Resorts have come onboard as a Red-Tier sponsor of the team for the upcoming 2021 Hockey One season.
Rydges Hotels & Resorts (www.rydges.com.au) are one of the largest and most well-recognised hospitality brands in Australia and New Zealand. Rydges operate quality city, suburban and resort-style hotels in key destinations, with a refreshingly down-to-earth approach. For more than 30 years, Rydges have provided genuine local hospitality with quality essentials alongside its trademark ‘too easy’ service, including welcoming thousands of hockey participants across NSW every year.
As part of the partnership, Rydges will be the exclusive match-day naming rights partner for one of our home games throughout the season, and will also have their logo displayed proudly on the sleeve and torso of the playing uniform. Supporters can also look forward to a range of promotions and special offers from Rydges throughout the season.
The partnership will provide NSW Pride athletes and staff with accommodation for our away trips to South Australia, Tasmania and Melbourne during the season. In addition, some of our Perth-based Hockeyroos and Kookaburra players will also have access to accommodation while they are based in Sydney for the tournament.
Hockey NSW CEO David Thompson believes the partnership may give our teams an edge on the field this season.
“This partnership is a great coup for the NSW Pride and will help our athletes to perform at their best this season. Not only will they be well-rested and well looked after, but being able to offset accommodation costs means that more money can be put back into the team for their preparation and recovery,” said Thompson.
“We love to partner with strong, family orientated brands that offer value to our members and their families and Rydges aligns strongly with this.”
“They have always been a great supporter of hockey in NSW as an Official Accommodation Partner for many of our events such as State Championships and Regional Challenge. Now it’s even better to have them on board with our top team in NSW this year.”
Travis Smith, Group Head of Sales for Rydges Hotel & Resorts, is delighted to expand hockey’s relationship with the brand.“Community minded, Rydges are committed to supporting our local communities and community organisations. Many of the hotels within our Rydges family have enjoyed a long and positive relationship with the hockey community. We’re excited to partner with the NSW Pride for the 2021 season and expand our involvement in hockey,” said Smith.
“We look forward to hosting the NSW Pride athletes and staff throughout the season in our properties across Australia. We also encourage any travelling fans to book, stay and experience Rydges’ exceptional service for any matches they might be considering attending throughout the year.”
The 2021 Hockey One season fixture was released earlier this month. Click here to view the full schedule. NSW Pride season memberships go on sale next month.