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Valspar to add a splash of colour to provincial rugby


Valspar to add a splash of colour to provincial rugby

A new splash of colour will be added to New Zealand’s provincial rugby landscape with international paint company Valspar announced today as the official match officials sponsor for New Zealand’s domestic competitions for the next three years.

Valspar will sponsor the men and women in the middle of the Mitre 10 Cup, the Mitre 10 Heartland Championship, the Farah Palmer Cup and the Jock Hobbs Memorial Under 19 Tournament.

New Zealand General Manager Commercial and Public Affairs, Nick Brown said the support from Valspar for all the domestic competitions, would add more colour to those national competitions.

“Having sponsors behind our teams is an important part of supporting teams to compete and represent their provinces on the national stage.  Match officials are no different when it comes to needing support, so it’s great to have Valspar standing behind our referees around New Zealand.  We’re looking forward to seeing the colour they bring to the relationship and to boosting the profile of referees to further enhance recruitment.”

Valspar ANZ’s Group Marketing Manager Kathy Casha knows how important match officials are in helping to make sure rugby is successful.

“Provincial rugby is the backbone of the sport and we are proud to be supporting the match officials, who are so important to the success of our national game. Valspar is all about change made easy, an approach we feel fits in well with the new law changes being trialled this season.

“We are excited to have teamed up with New Zealand Rugby and are looking forward to a vibrant season of provincial rugby across all four domestic competitions,” she said.

The Mitre 10 Cup begins when North Harbour takes on Counties Manukau at home on Thursday, 18 August. The draw is available here.

The Mitre 10 Heartland Championship starts on Saturday, 27 August. The draw is available here.

The Farah Palmer Cup, presented by Mitre 10, kicks off on Saturday 6 August. The draw is available here.

The Jock Hobbs Memorial Under 19 Tournament, presented by Mitre 10, takes place in Taupo from Wednesday 28 September to Tuesday 4 October.

The law trials for the domestic competitions can be found here.

About Valspar: 

  • Global innovators of paint and coatings since 1806,
  • Valspar is a Paint and Primer in one for simple application
  • Valspar offers a Love Your Colour Guarantee to take away the stress of making the wrong colour choice. If you don’t love your colour Valspar will change it for free*
  • Valspar distributes across 140 countries and is exclusively available at Mitre 10 stores



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