Home of Peel Thunder Football Club to be known as David Grays Arena

David Grays Aglink general manager Warren Stirrat.
David Grays Aglink general manager Warren Stirrat.

THE home of Peel Thunder Football Club will be known as David Grays Arena.

The venue was previously referred to as Bendigo Bank Stadium, but this week David Grays Aglink was announced as the club’s new Stadium Partner.

The City of Mandurah approved the club advertising the Rushton Park Sports Facility as David Grays Arena for promotional purposes at the November 13 meeting.

“Peel Thunder Football Club has worked extremely hard in a tough financial environment in the last couple of years to not only sustain their sponsorship portfolio but continue to increase their market share,” the council report said.

“To secure a three-year naming rights agreement to the value of $49,500 per annum and still keep Bendigo Bank, Halls Head on board in some capacity is a reflection of the club’s positive public image and sponsorship management strategy.”

Chief executive John Ditchburn said David Grays Aglink were terrific supporters of the club.

David Grays Aglink general manager Warren Stirrat and Peel Thunder Football Club chief executive John Ditchburn.

“To see them recognized as the new Arena Naming Rights Partner of our Club is great,” he said.

David Grays Aglink general manager Warren Stirrat has been a long-term supporter of the club.

He was a Reserves Coach in 2003, subsequently sitting on various committees and is a current member of the board.

Mr Stirrat said it was an honour for David Grays Aglink to be naming rights partner of the stadium.

“We have been long time partners and supporters of the Peel Thunder Football Club and continue to grow with them,” he said.

David Grays Aglink services both the broad acre and horticulture market segments and has become the distribution partner for more than 40 agents in WA.

David Grays Arena will host the AFL JLT Community Series fixture – West Coast Eagles versus the Fremantle Dockers on Sunday, March 10.

There will also be community events and football games played at the arena throughout 2019.

Outgoing Stadium Partner Halls Head Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank will remain a Platinum Partner of the club.