Avalon Airport extends naming-rights agreement with Werribee
Werribee ended its 2018 season with a double cause for celebration: a stirring 50-point win over former AFL alignment partner North Melbourne; and the announcement of a three-year extension to its home-ground naming-rights agreement with Avalon Airport.
The announcement was made at the final home-and-away game of the season and only weeks away from Avalon Airport becoming Victoria’s newest international gateway, with AirAsia commencing flights from December 5.
Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings sees Werribee as an important part of Avalon’s future.
“Our relationship with the Werribee Football Club is an integral part of our commitment to the region,” Mr Giddings said.
“Many of our passengers, our staff, and our business connections are in the City of Wyndham. We love what the footy club does in the community and are happy to support that and proudly have our name associated with this oval and the redeveloped facility.”
Werribee CEO Mark Penaluna is excited to continue a partnership that began in February 2010.
“Avalon Airport is going through a major expansion in becoming an international airport, not unlike our move to standalone status,” Mr Penaluna said.
“Both organisations have clear and ambitious goals for the future and share many strategic philosophies.”
While the 2018 season is over for Werribee, Avalon Airport Oval will host the Western Region Football League finals series, which includes the under-19 finals and grand Final, the Division 2 and 3 grand finals, and the inaugural senior women’s grand final and which culminates in the Division 1 grand final on Saturday, September 22.
IMAGE: Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings with Werribee Football Club CEO Mark Penaluna at Avalon Airport Oval