SBS Bank is pleased to announce an extension of their partnership with Rugby Southland, coming on board as the new Naming Partner of The ‘SBS Bank Southland Stags’ for the 2022 Bunnings Warehouse NPC Season.
As part of a wider partnership involving women’s rugby, junior rugby and rugby in the community, SBS Bank will also feature on the front of the Southland Stags playing jersey for the upcoming season in place of SIT Zero fees, who have held the prestigious partnership for the past 19 seasons.
Rugby Southland General Manager Steve Mitchell is excited for the new chapter in the 135-year history of the union, acknowledging the loyal support for almost two decades from the Southern Institute Of Technology.
“We are really excited to have SBS Bank on board as our naming partner, their ongoing support of the local sporting scene is fully appreciated with their values of community engagement and support closely aligned with Rugby Southland, we look forward to a long and positive relationship.
I would like take this opportunity to thank the SIT for 19 years of loyal sponsorship and acknowledge decisions at a national level made it impossible for them to continue, I wish Chami and her team all the best for their future.”
SBS Group CEO Mark McLean said “Extending our relationship with Rugby Southland to include support for the women’s team and the junior programme was a key part of our decision as we want to ensure that we continue to support all aspects of rugby in the region. As a Southland bank, supporting our local communities is an integral part of who we are as an organisation.”
In 2022 SBS Bank will also be a naming partner of Southland Wide Junior Rugby and a proud partner of the Southland Women’s team.