After 20 years the Launceston Football Club now has a new naming rights sponsor, welcoming Launtel on board where they will carry the nickname as the Launtel Blues.
“Launceston is our home, and the Launceston Football Club is also our customer. It’s exciting that as we’ve expanded nationally, it now gives us the ability to do more to support other grass roots organisations in our home community ” says founder Damian Ivereigh.
In the 2020 season the Launceston Football Club won the Under 18’s Tasmanian Junior Grand Final, the Tasmanian Women’s Football League Grand Final, the Tasmanian Development League Premiers and the Tasmanian State League Grand Final.
Attracting Launtel to this partnership was the alignment of values, investing in developing leagues, and as the club motto notes “The will to win”.
Ironically, having the nickname ‘the Blues’ is the opposite to the reason Launtel was founded in the first place, that is, to be on the side of the customer and remove all the things that gave people the blues with the telco and internet industry.
Club Sponsorship Director Malcolm Atkins said “The Launceston Football Club is proud to have a locally owned, nationally recognised company as our Major Sponsor. We’re excited to be working with Damian and all Launtel in partnership in the years ahead.”
Launtel’s Fast and Flexible internet is now available at 11 million premises across Australia and now employ around 30 people.
Damian adds, “The club motto is ‘The will to win’ – Investing in future development, diversity, never standing still, playing fair and aiming high, we think Launtel and the Launceston Football Club have a lot in common.”