Knights announce new sponsor

The Newcastle Knights have today announced Subway as the club?s shorts sponsor for the 2005 and 2006 seasons.

Subway boasts 68 outlets in the northern region, from the Central Coast to the Queensland border, having grown from its first store opening 10 years ago in the Hunter Street Mall. Subway now has more outlets then any of its fast food competitors both locally and nationally with 735 open outlets around the country.

Their commitment to the Newcastle Knights will see Subway take an active role in the club?s healthy living programmes, including partnering the club in delivering health and fitness messages to the many thousands of school children reached by the Knights each year.

Speaking today, Knights CEO Ken Conway said the acquisition of such a high profile organisation was a boon for the club as it looks to finalise its major sponsor for the 2005 season.

?Subway?s sponsorship of the Knights will bring many benefits to our organisation,? he said.

?The Subway brand is nationally and internationally renowned as a leader in combining healthy eating alternatives for those with busy schedules.?

?Given that we are renowned as a leader in our field, and are also focussed on health and fitness, I think the partnership is a very natural one.?

Also speaking today, Anthony Fuge, Master Franchisee for Northern NSW said they were looking forward to the beginning of their relationship with the Knights.

?The Subway Franchisee community in Newcastle and The Hunter region are excited to be involved with such a great organisation as the Knights.

?We have wanted to be involved with the Knights for a number of years and now with our growth and loyal customer base we have the opportunity.?

The sponsorship announcement comes as the Knights players break for Christmas. They will resume training on 10 January in preparation for their first round match in the 2005 Telstra Premiership on Sunday March 13 against Melbourne Storm.