Tuesday 7th December 2010
Story in brief:
Castleford Tigers has announced a significant new club partnership and shirt sponsorship deal with PROBIZ for the 2011 season.
PROBIZ, a leading tax specialist helping UK businesses and individuals to maximise wealth creation opportunities through tax planning and investment opportunities, will feature prominently on the Tigers' home and away shirts as well as on club's Reserve, Under 18's and Scholarship shirts.
As part of the agreement PROBIZ will also have a branding presence within the stadium including rooflines, perimeter advertising, home and away dug outs, the tunnel area, scoreboard as well as use of a hospitality box.
The club will help PROBIZ achieve maximum media exposure through all their live Sky broadcasted matches.
Three of the first five fixtures will be featured on Sky TV with two of those matches at home.
The initial one year deal, with an option to extend the agreement, sees PROBIZ replace Metrel who was previously unveiled as shirt sponsor for the forthcoming season.
Metrel has stepped aside as main shirt sponsor in light of the substantial deal put forward by PROBIZ that the club simply couldn't turn down.
The announcement of a replacement shirt sponsor follows recent significant progress in the club's quest to build a new stadium at Glasshoughton and comes as it strives to increase its commercial revenue streams to fund its construction; due to commence early next year.
Craig Poskitt, Head of Commercial Sales of Castleford Tigers said:
"We are delighted to announce this partnership with PROBIZ as our shirt sponsor for the 2011 season.
"This significant deal is clear evidence that Castleford Tigers has appealed to a leading wealth creation specialist.
"PROBIZ is well backed and a company that has shown long-term support with its large sponsorship portfolio. We believe PROBIZ's sponsorship can assist with our plans.
"PROBIZ has identified the benefits of being associated with The Tigers as we embark on a new, exciting era.
"We have already had preliminary talks about the naming rights of our new facility that may be called The PROBIZ Stadium.
Feisal Nahaboo, (pictured) Founder and Managing Director of PROBIZ added:
"We are really looking forward to next season and starting our partnership with Castleford Tigers.
"The club has a proud heritage as well as a strong reputation for excellence.
"This is the perfect time to come on board with Castleford Tigers who are on the verge of embarking on a new chapter in their distinguished history.
"We wish to contribute to the future of the club and the sport. PROBIZ strives on both corporate and personal achievement and the club; players and officials have our support as we enter the Super League for the first time.
"Castleford can challenge leading sides such as Wigan and St Helens for honours in forthcoming years and we wish to support the club as we build further relations.
"Our work in Rugby League extends outside the Super League as we have invested significantly with Championship side Halifax RLFC.
"Castleford Tigers' future ambitions mirror our own. We are looking forward to building our association with the club and being part of its success within Super League."
These Rugby League deals see PROBIZ extend their sport sponsorship presence which compliments their existing association with Premier League outfit West Bromwich Albion as the Official partner for all tax and property investment solutions.
Feisal Nahaboo has today announced his plans to invest in both Cricket and Tennis with an array of current and former England Test players set to become ambassadors of his newly formed Sports Empire.
Richard Wright, Chief Executive of Castleford Tigers concluded:
"PROBIZ is making statements across sport. It has a vast vision and our club is excited that we will be supported by such a high profile brand.
"PROBIZ has invested vast sums in football and has now turned their interests to Rugby League and we feel privileged we are part of their plans."