NT Cricket is pleased to announce that industry super fund, Statewide Super, will become the naming rights partner of the NT Cricket player pathway, and Major Partner of the NT men’s, women’s and indigenous representative teams for the next three years.

The partnership between NT Cricket and Statewide Super reinforces the industry super fund’s ongoing commitment to the Northern Territory community, with this significant investment increasing the pathway opportunities available for young women, men and indigenous cricketers.

Speaking on the partnership announcement, NT Cricket CEO Joel Morrison said:

“We’re thrilled to partner with Statewide Super, and thanks to their generous support, NT Cricket will enter a Northern Territory team into Cricket Australia’s U18 Female National Championship for the first time in early 2019.

“As we strive to grow cricket in the North, our partnership with Statewide Super will help accelerate the development of players striving to follow in the footsteps of Territorians such as D’Arcy Short, Tabatha Saville, Kane Richardson and Jake Weatherald.”

Statewide Super CEO Richard Nunn said the partnership built on industry super fund’s existing support in the Northern Territory:

“Statewide Super is dedicated to helping foster and grow local talent as well as helping communities to have better access to, and participate in, the sports they love. The Northern Territory has a great passion for cricket, and we want to help the sport drive diversity and inclusion as well as develop pathway opportunities to inspire kids to have a go.

“As a super fund that is deeply embedded in the Northern Territory, Statewide Super is passionate about giving back to the community and investing in the things that are important to them.”

In addition to partnering with NT Cricket, Statewide Super also announced today that they will support local football in the Northern Territory.

Minister for Tourism and Culture the Hon Lauren Moss MLA said:

“It’s wonderful to see large companies supporting local sport in the Northern Territory. Sport plays an important role in connecting the community and improving health and wellbeing.

“This investment demonstrates a genuine desire to contribute to the community, which will provide great opportunities for our young cricketers and footballers.”

Statewide Super is deeply embedded in the Northern Territory community and dedicated to delivering returns directly to its 145,000 members and more than 25,769 employers across Australia, rating Number 1 in Australia for our 1 year MySuper investment return to 31 August 2018, returning an outstanding 13.38% per cent! As recently determined by SuperRatings Fund Crediting Rate Survey 31 August 2018.

NT Cricket thanks Statewide Super for their generous support, enabling our young players to strive for their best on the national stage.