Illawarra Coal NSW Cup name and logo announced

 Mr O‟Connor said it was important the look and feel of the new Illawarra Coal NSW Cup team links with the region‟s rugby league traditions and colours, while also reflecting the new major sponsor‟s focus, values and operations.

"The name Cutters refers to coal-cutters or coal-hewers, men who perform well under extreme conditions, a perfect analogy with the modern rugby league player," O‟Connor explained.

While unveiling the new team logo, Illawarra Coal President, Colin Bloomfield was particularly pleased the new name and logo embodied the company‟s values of pride, passion and performance.

"This is a perfect fit with our organisation and we are extremely pleased to be partnering with Illawarra Rugby League to make this vision a reality," Mr Bloomfield said.

"We look forward to a proud association with what we hope will become another outstanding sporting team representing the region."

Designed by the Wollongong-based Waples Marketing Group, the complete logo features an underground shearer representing an image of power and movement. The sunrise behind the helmet and coal bed is evocative of a new beginning and the heralding of a new dynamic sporting team.

In a further boost for the new outfit, Illawarra Credit Union has committed to a three-year sleeve sponsorship deal, while LX Electrical will adorn the shorts. Further sponsorship opportunities are still available, including back of jersey.

The Illawarra Cutters play their first game on March 3 against Cronulla at WIN Stadium, Wollongong.



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