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Sharks announce sponsorship support for NRLW side

Following on from the announcement of Quincy Dodd as their first official signing, the Sharks have unveiled their 2023 NRLW jersey, complete with the backing of three major partners for the Club’s inaugural season in the elite level women’s competition.

Aramex, the Sharks major NRL partner becomes Principal Sponsor and take up the front of jersey branding position, the Minespec Parts logo features on the back of the NRLW jersey, with local organisation Shore Hire on the sternum.

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Sharks CEO Dino Mezzatesta in announcing the corporate partnerships, spoke to the fact all three have shown great faith in women’s rugby league in an exciting time for the Cronulla club.

“There is a great deal of anticipation going into the NRLW competition and to have this kind of support from corporate partners is very much appreciated,” Mezzatesta said. “All three have been involved as Sharks sponsors, Aramex as our major jersey partner with the NRL, Minespec Parts and Shore Hire through our women’s teams and junior pathways and they’ve all recognised the commitment we have to the NRLW and to making an impact in our first season.

“The backing of these three companies is not only a great boost for the Club but also to the young women who will proudly wear the jersey when the season kicks off in July.”

Andy van der Velde, Regional CEO Aramex Oceania was at PointsBet Stadium to announce the signing of Dodd and expressed his pride at Aramex in playing their part in an historic period in Sharks history.

“Aramex is proud and excited to be the inaugural Cronulla Sharks NRLW principal sponsor. It’s an honour to continue our commitment to the Sharks community and the great game of rugby league,” van der Velde said.  

“The Sharks’ entry this year in the NRLW is a great step forward for female sporting talent, this strong and competitive squad will continue to deliver the wins and Aramex is committed to delivering for the players and fans.”

Simon Ross, Managing Director at Minespec Parts, naming partner of the Sharks Mermaids and a supporter of the club’s pathways programs over a number of years, echoed many of the same sentiments in explaining his motivation to become involved with women’s rugby league and the Sharks participation in the NRLW competition.   

“Minespec Parts are thrilled to announce our partnership and to join forces with the Cronulla Sharks NRLW team,” Ross said. “We look forward to a successful season that will not only showcase the incredible skills of female athletes but also drive positive change in the broader community. 

“Our team at Minespec Parts are extremely proud to support the immense talent and dedication of the NRLW athletes, coaches and staff and can’t wait to cheer them on throughout the 2023 season. Up Up Cronulla,” he added   

While Luke Geelan, Executive Chair at Shore Hire, described his reasoning behind increasing his sponsorship at the Sharks and for becoming involved in their first year competing at the NRLW level.

“As a long-time supporter of the women’s, men’s and juniors teams over the years it’s incredible to be a part of history with Cronulla’s first NRLW team,” Geelan said.

“We’re thrilled to be a jersey sponsor for the inaugural team and have absolutely no doubt that with the systems and coaching at Cronulla that the squad will come into the competition and be immediately competitive.

“We look forward to watching their successes not just this season but over the many years to come.”

The NRL will shortly release the NRLW 2023 season draw, with the Sharks looking to announce more significant playing signings in the weeks ahead.

About Aramex

Aramex is a multinational logistics, courier, freight and package delivery company operating in 70 countries. With global headquarters in Dubai, Aramex is a publicly listed company on the NASDAQ stock exchange and with 28 Regional Franchises and more than 800 Courier Franchisees, the Aramex Australia network reaches far and wide. More than 25,000 Aussie businesses trust Aramex to deliver.

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About Minespec Parts

Minespec Parts is a locally owned company based in Nebo Queensland, the entrance to some of the world’s largest mining resources in the Bowen and Galilee Basins. With a simple motto; “TURN YOUR SURPLUS TO PURPOSE®”, they work with their Customers management, maintenance, warehouse and audit teams to deliver new opportunities to turn idle assets and surplus parts into additional revenue streams that can be reinvested back into your business.

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About Shore Hire

With a head office in Condell Park in Sydney and branches in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, the Sunshine Coast and Newcastle, Shore Hire has an in-house engineering capability that provides comprehensive propping and shoring system design, which complements their hire and sales service.

For a discussion about their tailored propping and shoring engineering services, contact Shore Hire by visiting the website at or call 1 300 SHORE HIRE

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