Visy Major sponsor Parramatta Two Blues Rugby Union
Visy began manufacturing corrugated cardboard boxes in Melbourne in 1948 and has grown to become one of the world's leading privately owned packaging, paper and recycling companies. With its NSW Head Office as well as major manufacturing facilities located at nearby Smithfield, the connection between Visy and the Parramatta club is truly local.
“In recent years Visy has had a number of great sporting sponsorships and the opportunity to help out such a proud club as Parramatta was too good to refuse,” said Steve Boland, Visy Executive Director. “Whenever Visy becomes involved with a sporting or community project we definitely see ourselves as a partner in trying to improve the organisation wherever it can, especially with a community-based club like Parramatta.
“It’s no secret that the Parramatta club is one which could do with some help at the moment and we believe we’re in a great position to help provide that.
“This is about being a part of rebuilding the club from the ground up. Parramatta has a fantastic history and we are determined to ensure that the club has just as fantastic a future.”
“I would like to pay a special tribute to the absolutely committed board members and volunteers involved with the Parramatta club and especially to club General Manager Michael Bell and First Grade Coach Mark Hartill who were instrumental in bringing Visy on board.”
Parramatta are still bolstering their playing stocks for 2010 with head coach Mark Hartill’s efforts seeing more players at training each week.
The club is also benefiting from the addition to the coaching ranks of former Sydney University Colts premiership-winning coach Nick Ryan and former HSBC Waratahs and Wallabies lock Al Kanaar.
“Parramatta Rugby Union Club should be the elite brand representing Rugby in the Western Suburbs of Sydney,” added Mr Boland. “NSW Rugby and the ARU are both offering significant support, a new and ambitious Board has been appointed to oversee the club and I personally am looking forward to being part of something very special.”