Without the generous support of sponsorship our club would be wanting in many areas. We extend special thanks to our principal sponsor:
LJ Hooker Whangarei
We appreciate the commitment that the team at LJ Hooker Whangarei have shown us over the years and we look forward to continuing our association for many more. A word from our sponsor:
"LJ Hooker Whangarei prides itself on giving something back to the Whangarei community. We sponsor various local schools, sports clubs, social groups and the underprivileged. We don’t just want to donate money to a worthy cause,we like to work with the organisation or individual and help devise creative ways of increasing the local community’s awareness of the charity or group."
Remember LJ Hooker's referral incentive scheme where club members will receive a $100 shoe voucher and the club a $300 donation when they introduce a client to LJ Hooker Whangarei. This incentive is only applicable if the client's property is listed and sold by LJ Hooker Whangarei.
Click here to view the LJ Hooker Whangarei website.
For their continued and valued support, a special thank you also to:
Smiths Sports Shoes
Remember that if you show your club membership card at Smiths Sports Shoes, 72 Cameron Street, Whangarei you will receive 15% off regular retail prices (excludes sale items). So pop into Smiths next time you need to renew your running shoes!
Click here to view the Smiths Sports Shoes Whangarei website.
Over the last few months the club has been fortunate to have applied for and received funding from several gaming machine trusts. Without their funding our club would struggle to make progress. Funding requests have been aimed at improving our facilities and support for junior club members. Our club has benefited from:
Their funding has provided our junior club with 60 athletics singlets/shirts.
Click here to view the Pelorus Trust website.
Oxford Sports Trust
Helped to provide funding to enable our young athletes to attend the New Zealand Track and Field Championships in Christchurch.
This portable speaker system was also supplied by the Oxford Sports Trust to enable clear communication to our over 200-strong junior club.
Click here to view the Oxford Sports Trust website.
The Lion Foundation
Their support has enabled us to purchase two shipping containers for the temporary storage of equipment needed by our junior and senior track athletes whilst competing on the Northland Athletics track.
Click here to view the Lion Foundation website.
Has given us the opportunity to purchase marquees to provide our junior and senior club members with much needed protection from the wind, rain and sunshine whilst attending club events.
Gaming machine grants provide a significant source of funding for community, sports, leisure and recreational groups. Hotels, taverns and chartered clubs are all members of different charitable trusts and foundations. They are required to donate a percentage of gaming machine proceeds to the community. The executive committee members of the club wish to thank the trustees of the Pelorus Trust, Oxford Sports Trust, The Lion Foundation and Pub Charity for the generous funding support that they have given to our club.
Click here to view the Pub Charity website.
Our club is also grateful for the continued backing that we receive and would like to thank the following Whangarei businesses:
Tony Babe - T&T Contractors
RD 1, Kamo, Whangarei, ph 09 4377747
For supplying sand and digging out the temporary horizontal jump pit at the southern end of Kensington Park.
Kurt Vercoe and Michelle Babe-Vercoe Painters
ph 09 4320879
For supplying 20 litres of white paint used to regenerate our red and white marker flags.
For donating a copy of the book As if Running on Air - The Journals of Jack Lovelock which was used as a prize at our annual club event "The Lovelock Mile".