Due to advice provided by NSWRL, the Wallerawang Landscaping Cup knockout tournament has been cancelled.
The Midwest Rugby League competition, previously sponsored by the New Era Total company, has a new sponsor, Wallerawang Landscaping, and will now be known as The Wallerawang Landscaping Cup for the on coming seasons.
The company has signed on for the next five years, supporting eight clubs,17 teams and approximately 850 players.
The business is situated at Lidsdale and services most of the Central West, and company owner Shane Morris needed no encouragement to take over the vacant sponsorship, hearing of the opportunity to support the Group only a week ago.
Passionate about all sports, he grew up in the Lithgow area and played rugby league for a number of Midwest and Group 10 clubs, Wallerawang, Lithgow and Oberon.
He is a family man, and his company provides assistance to a number of community clubs and organisations within the region and also to Kandos Street Machine club.
A builder by trade and working long hours in the business he created 12 years ago, he oversees the day-to-day running of his company but tries to involve himself where possible away from work at the football, street machine events and by working on his small farm.
He lives in the midst of many of the towns in the Midwest competition his company now sponsors, with Blackheath at one end of the boundary, and Orange and Kandos at the other. His proximity to most of the towns will allow him time on most weekends to watch one or more of the eight clubs competing in the competition.
Shane will make his debut as major sponsor at the Wallerawang Landscaping Cup knockout tournament in the future as the competition at this time has been cancelled. If the match gets a new date he will be on hand to present the event's trophies to the successful teams and to meet as many supporters and players as possible.
The sponsorship includes naming rights, playing ground signage, priority listing on game-day programs and company logos on playing uniforms across all teams, both the men's competition the ladies' league tag and the representative teams to play against Woodbridge Cup later in the season.
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