University of Otago to sponsor Highlanders

NATHAN BURDON
Last updated 16:17 10/02/2014

Relevant offers

Super Rugby

Richie Mo’unga on hunt for a Super Rugby spot Wallabies jersey not the motivation for Hunt Recruitment pressure adding to Blues' troubles Chiefs hopeful of securing match against Wales O'Connor returns home to Reds, Hunt switches Glenn Moore looking forward to change of pace Karmichael Hunt confirms departure from AFL Glenn Moore to take charge of the Blues pack Counties' Baden Kerr ponders shift overseas Reds to confirm signing of James O'Connor

The University of Otago will be one of the Highlanders' major sponsors for at least the next two years.

An announcement today confirmed the university's logo would appear on the team jersey, the Dunedin Stadium field and on digital signage around the ground.

Highlanders chief executive Roger Clark would not say what the two-year sponsorship deal was worth citing ''commercial sensitivity'' but did confirm it would mean the franchise would meet its sponsorship budget this year and go a long way towards breaking even for the season.

''We congratulate them on becoming the first university in the country to align with a professional rugby franchise in such a significant way,'' Clark said.

''Good business strategy, innovation and support for the community have long been hallmarks of the University of Otago and this unique partnership certainly continues that legacy.''

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

What did you make of the 2014 Super Rugby season?

It was a cracker and the best team won the title.

The Crusaders were robbed in the final.

It was a bit of a snorefest and the Kiwi teams largely disappointed.

Super Rugby? Please, bring on the NPC.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content