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Collegians a Perfect Partner

Published on 23rd of May, 2019

A five year partnership between the Illawarra Academy of Sport and Collegians Rugby League Football Club will soon sadly come to an end. Collegians has been a major sponsor of the IAS since 2014 and in doing so has provided essential support for the emerging athletes of the Illawarra.

A major contributor to sporting organisations in the district, Collegians has provided venues and support for all Academy athletes across all programs.

“Their support and funding have been essential to the operations of the IAS” CEO John Armstrong said, “These guys have been so generous over the years. We are essentially a community based organisation that relies heavily upon the support of our corporate partners, and Collegians has been one of the best.”

“It has been a privilege to sponsor the Illawarra Academy of Sport over the past 5 years.” Collegians CEO, Michael Wilkins said, “It has been an important and rewarding opportunity for us to provide assistance in ensuring that the districts young elite athletes, outside that of League and Tag, have every opportunity to prosper across their various sporting disciplines. We wish all IAS athletes the best of luck in their sporting careers.”

With Collegians taking a different focus in the succeeding years, the Academy is engaging in discussions with a number of alternative Platinum sponsors. “Collegians have been great in letting us know for some time that they are seeking a different direction” said Armstrong, “but that also gives us the opportunity to talk to other corporate partners that align with the values of the IAS”.