Young Academics continues premium sponsorship of Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
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Young Academics continues premium sponsorship of Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

by Freya Lucas

December 28, 2022

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider Young Academics has announced that it will continue its Premium Sponsorship of National Rugby League (NRL) team the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs under a two-year partnership extension. 


The announcement was made at the Bulldogs Members’ Christmas Party, hosted at the new home of the Bulldogs in 2023, Accor Stadium, by Bulldogs Chief Executive Aaron Warburton.


“The Bulldogs is a Club that is close to the hearts of many of the communities where we operate,” Young Academics Group Managing Director James Kazzi said. 


“We are thrilled to announce this partnership extension which will see us continue to support the players, the coaches, and expert staff of this elite sporting Club over the next two seasons.”


The partnership extension means that Young Academics will remain the Official Childcare (sic.) Centre Partner and Sleeve Partner of the Bulldogs throughout the 2023 and 2024 seasons, with an option to extend in 2025.


“We have already seen the benefits that our partnership delivers for the young children and families that we work with by engaging with Bulldogs role models and professionals to learn about healthy eating, staying active, and the importance of teamwork,” Mr. Kazzi said.


The partnership will support Young Academics’ ongoing commitment to developing children’s gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination through scheduled sports programs, where the Bulldogs will work alongside Young Academics staff to deliver syllabus content.


Mr Kazzi indicated that the provider has plans to expand its footprint in terms of centre numbers, and that the partnership would support Young Academics to further enhance its health and wellbeing programs by working with the Club’s experts.


A major goal of the partnership will be to work closely with the Club’s Community and Matchday teams over the next two years to enhance fan and member experiences, and to support pathways from juniors to adults in the game.


Young Academics will host a ‘Family Fun Zone’ for Bulldogs Members and fans during the 2023 season’s home game matches at Accor.


“We have received an incredible family-friendly draw in 2023 that will see us play a majority of games at Accor Stadium on a Sunday and Saturday afternoon,” Mr Warburton said. 


“We are extremely pleased to not only be able to welcome more families to support their favourite players at convenient times during the season but to be able to work with the Young Academics team to deliver the new ‘Family Fun Zone’ with engaging activities for those who come along.”

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