EnviroNZ Join Franklin Bulls as Naming Rights Partner

Press Release: 27 February 2020

With less than two months before they step on court for their first ever Sal’s NBL game, the Franklin Bulls have welcomed EnviroNZ (EnviroWaste) as its Naming Rights Partner for the next two years.

Season 2020 will be filled with many firsts for the EnviroNZ Franklin Bulls and excitingly it includes a partnership with a company so strongly aligned with the local community, as well as communities across New Zealand.

A leader in delivering innovative waste management and resource recovery solutions, EnviroNZ, with its dedicated workforce of over 900 employees, works in partnership with municipal councils, businesses and communities throughout New Zealand in helping them achieve their sustainability goals. The company’s facilities and operations have long been recognised as being amongst the country’s most environmentally responsible and the business continues to invest in infrastructure and technologies to deliver tangible circular economy outcomes.

The Bulls will open their inaugural season on Friday April 10 when the Southland Sharks comes to play, a showdown that is sure to attract a sell-out crowd and thousands more viewers on Sky Sport.

Chris Aughton, EnviroNZ’s Chief Executive Officer, is delighted to link with the Bulls family and to be supporting a national sports franchise that his employees across the country can also passionately support.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Franklin Bulls as they begin their inaugural season in the Sal’s NBL,” said Chris Aughton.

“The Bull’s philosophy of building a successful franchise, by developing an enthusiastic and close-knit team who supports their local communities, match values that are very much a part of EnviroNZ’s culture. It’s exciting to be involved with something from the very beginning, and we look forward to cheering on the Bulls throughout the season.”

With pre-season training nearing a start, Bulls General Manager Jamie Reddish is looking forward to working with the EnviroNZ family and ensuring their extensive employee base and network across New Zealand can be proud to call the Bulls their own.

“We are proud to add the EnviroNZ family to the Bulls family in a partnership we hope will be a long and successful one,” said Reddish.

“Since our inception and speedy rise into the Sal’s NBL, community and family have been our main priority and our team culture reflects this. We are looking forward to adding the EnviroNZ team to our family and enjoying a great season working together to bring the Championship to Franklin.”

The EnviroNZ Franklin Bulls have already been active building a player roster, which includes the signing of star American Wally Ellenson, Kiwis Leon Henry and Luke Aston, along with other Americans, Grant Dressler and Wayne Blackshear.

League General Manager Justin Nelson said the partnership between EnviroNZ and Bulls was “yet another exciting development in a very quickly growing basketball region and that bringing together two groups that hold a very high focus on families will reap benefits for all involved.”

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