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The Chairman of the QRL, Mr John McDonald and the General Manager Marketing of AAMI, Mr Don Casboult today announced that AAMI would become a Major Sponsor of the Queensland State of Origin Team for the next three years.
?This is a most exciting and historical event, and we at AAMI are delighted to be part of it,? Mr Casboult said.
?The State of Origin competition is quintessentially Queensland, and is without doubt, one of the biggest events on the Australian sporting calendar. It is a great competition, which especially captures the hearts and minds of Queenslanders and New South Wales fans. Even for those who follow League less avidly during the year, the State of Origin competition captures widespread attention ? and this is highlighted with television audiences exceeding 7 million over the three-game series.?
Mr Casboult pointed out that the week around State of Origin One is a big week for AAMI, as it is also major supporter of the AAMI Stradbroke Day, another Queensland sporting event that is characterised by great prestige and heritage. This is our fourth year as major sponsor of the AAMI Stradbroke Day, and we are now in our second season as major sponsor of the National Rugby League Referees.
?AAMI has been part of Queensland?s community since 1970, and previously we served Queenslanders as part of Club Motor as long ago as 1933. We may not be the largest, but make no mistake we are a serious player in the Queensland market and share the same competitive spirit that makes the State of Origin the exciting competition it is,? he said.
Mr McDonald stated that the League is looking forward to a long and successful relationship with AAMI, an exciting series and a Queensland win!