Nov 09, 2020

South32 Cannington renews Fire sponsorship

South32 Cannington renews Fire sponsorship Townsville Fire’s Kate Gaze, Lauren Nicholson, Sam Pascoe and Shannon Seebohm meet South32 Cannington vice-president operations Joe Russell and South32 chief operating officer Jason Economidis at Townsville Stadium.

South32 Cannington has renewed its sponsorship of JCU Townsville Fire for this season’s Women’s National Basketball League championship.

The 2020 WNBL season gets under way on November 11, with JCU Townsville Fire tipping off against Perth Lynx in Mackay.

The season is following a revised format due to COVID-19, with all 60 games played during a six-week period entirely in North Queensland, giving local spectators a unique chance to witness the country’s best female basketball players in action.

“We are very proud to sponsor JCU Townsville Fire and wish all WNBL players, coaches and spectators a safe and successful season,” South32 Cannington vice-president operations Joe Russell said.

“We have been a sponsor of JCU Townsville Fire since 2015 and look forward to continuing our partnership.

“I met some of the Townsville players and coach Shannon Seebohm last week and I know they are ready to make a big impact on the 2020/21 WNBL championship.”

Townsville Fire is the only professional female sports team in northern Australia and has won three WNBL championships, most recently in the 2017/18 season.