Vocus re-signs as major sponsor of Tiwi Bombers for two years

Posted on July 24, 2019

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Proudly showing their colours for the Tiwi Bombers Football Club are (from left) Vocus Chief Executive, Enterprise & Government, Andrew Wildblood, Captain of the Tiwi Bombers Premier League team, Patrick Heenan, and Vocus Group CEO, Kevin Russell.

Vocus is excited to announce we’ve re-signed as major sponsor of NTFL football club, the Tiwi Bombers, for the next two years.

There is plenty happening at the Tiwi Bombers in the lead up to the 2019/20 season. Our new sponsorship deal follows the club’s signing last month of new assistant coaches, Cyril Rioli and Brenton Toy, who will join co-coaches Jamie Scrymgour and Shane Tipuamantamerri for the coming NTFL Men’s Premier League season. 

Vocus Group CEO, Kevin Russell and Andrew Wildblood, Chief Executive Enterprise & Government were in Darwin for the announcement and all too happy to pull on a Tiwi Bombers jumper to show their support.

“Vocus is very proud to extend our support of the Tiwi Bombers. The partnership is a great fit with who we are and what we do in Northern Territory,” Kevin said.

“Football and the Tiwi Bombers play such an important role creating connections, positive growth and opportunities for the whole Tiwi community.

“We understand the value that creates. As a business, we provide infrastructure and services for high-speed and reliable connectivity, which is critical for creating opportunities for people, communities and businesses,” he said.

Tiwi Bombers General Manager, Leigh Crossman said having Vocus on board as major sponsor for the next two years provided a strong platform for the club to keep building on. 

“It is fantastic to have Vocus on board again. It provides us the opportunity to move forward with our plans with confidence. The Tiwi Bombers are much more than ‘just a football club’, where our vision and values are based around social outcomes, not just winning games of football.” 

“I think it's an exciting time to part of the Tiwi Bombers – on and off the field,” he said.

Strong connections in NT and the Tiwi Islands

As a specialist fibre and networks solutions provider, Vocus has strong connections in the region through its work with the Northern Territory Government, businesses and sporting groups. 

In October last year, Vocus and the Northern Territory Government announced a project under a capital grant arrangement, for Vocus to build, own and operate the first submarine fibre optic cable link between Darwin and the Tiwi Islands. 

This infrastructure will provide communities located on Melville and Bathurst Islands with access to a reliable, high capacity and trusted fibre optic link to the mainland. 

The project is making excellent progress, with surveying, design and cable manufacturing now complete and work to install the cable due to commence in August 2019. The project is scheduled to be completed and the network operational by October 2019.