A new season and a new sponsor! RLN is pleased to welcome on board Scott Electrical as the new naming rights sponsor for the RLN Scott Electrical Premiership – Northlands premier Rugby League competition.
Scott Electrical were a driving force behind the creation of the Trade of Origin in 2014 that saw a three match series between the Sparkies and Chippies.
Owner John Cornwell, is a self confessed Leaguey, and as such, Scott Electrical are a platinum sponsor of the Vodafone Warriors and have also been the main sponsor of Howick Hornets in Auckland for the past 6 years.
“Scott’s is very excited to be a main sponsor for Rugby League Northland, it’s exciting to partner with an organization that is growing in size and reputation. Our Whangarei business is also growing and we feel that this partnership will help the Scott Electrical Brand thrive! We look forward to supporting the season going forward. “ John Cornwell said.
The RLN Scott Electrical Premiership kicks of this week with a replay of the 2014 Grand Final between defending champions Otangarei Knights and the Hikurangi Stags, at Fishbone Park in Otangarei. The Knights have had a strong pre-season, with numbers booming on the back of their 2014 success. While Hikurangi will be looking to come back strong as they missed out on winning their fourth title when the Knights staged their fairy book come from behind win!
2014’s Minor Premiers Takahiwai, host the Hokianga Pioneers. Both defeated major semi finalists in 2014 will have something to prove in 2015, the early season test should provide a tasty first week encounter. The other “Top of the Table” clash will see last year’s defeated minor semi finalists coming up against each other, with the Portland Panthers hosting the Northern Wairoa Bulls. Both clubs have reportedly had solid pre-seasons, with the Bulls happy to announce Chris Williams as their new head coach.
A resurgent Moerewa Tigers will host the Kerikeri Makos. The Tigers who struggled through most of the 2014 season has re-engaged Northland League identity Peter Prime and new Coach Dave Bristow. The combined effect has seen a swell of players come back to the club and by all accounts the Tigers of old are back again.
The last fixture this week will see Muriwhenua Falcons host the Horahora Broncos at the Kaitaia A & P Showgrounds. Both teams have done significant recruitment during the off season and are confident that they will lift themselves of the bottom rungs of the table.
RLN hopes to announce the format of the Inaugural RLN Championship next week. The Championship will see a number of clubs fielding a reserve team who will play against the revitalised Pawarenga Broncos, Otaua Valleys and Marist Brothers. RLN is working through confirmations from existing Premier clubs.
The exciting news is that this week will see two curtains raisers occurring with Takahiwai hosting Marist Brothers and at the Kaitaia A&P Grounds before the Muriwhenua match the Pawarenga Broncos will play Horahora.
Scott Electrical Company Profile
Scott Electrical is a 100% New Zealand owned company formed in 1935 which makes Scotts the oldest electrical wholesaler in NZ. Our core business is the procurement and supply of all products related to the electrical industry as well as Lighting and Data which in turn we supply to electrical contractors and industrial customers.
In 2009 Scott Electrical opened a branch in Whangarei under the leadership of Jeff Scott. His passion, enthusiasm and drive has taken the branch from strength to strength. Jeff, together with his very dedicated team, provide the electrical industry in the North with great service and an extensive electrical knowledge. Scott Electrical also have 5 Branches across Auckland: Penrose, East Tamaki, North Shore, Papakura and Avondale.