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Telecommunications company Crazy John?s has engaged in talks with Melbourne Storm as Australia?s largest mobile phone dealer looks to step up its involvement with the Victorian-based NRL club.
Already a sponsor with the Storm, Crazy John?s may look to expand its current role and as Storm executive director John Ribot explains the full extent of the proposal is yet to be finalised.
?We have approached John Ilhan (Crazy John?s founder and CEO) and both parties are keen to significantly elevate the level of commitment with Melbourne Storm,? Ribot said.
?They (Crazy John?s) are looking at the possibility of moving from a sponsor to substantial stakeholder with the Storm and this is something we are certainly looking at closely.?
?They have also expressed an interest in becoming closely associated with our Queensland feeder club Brisbane Norths.?
Ribot said that while he believed the proposed deal with the Manly Sea Eagles is still being negotiated Crazy John?s are interested in increasing their presence in the Melbourne sporting landscape.
?Crazy John?s focus is on continuing to spread support of sport in Melbourne and the company is a very good fit for the Storm and a great chance for us to prove that the Storm is here to stay,? Ribot added.
?Obviously they are keen to expand their profile nationally but I know Crazy John?s are also focused on maintaining their long running support of sport in Victoria.?