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Manuka Oval in the ACT will become known as StarTrack Oval Canberra under a naming rights agreement announced last weekend between freight and logistics provider, StarTrack and the GWS Giants AFL club.
The naming rights of StarTrack Oval are for an initial two year period and are part of the agreement between the ACT Government and the AFL/ GWS Giants to play AFL matches in the nation's capital.
As part of the agreement, StarTrack will have naming rights to the oval for the duration of the football season including the NAB Cup, Foxtel Cup and NEAFL games as well as year-round signage.
StarTrack has been solely owned by Australia Post since late last year and transports more than one million freight articles across the country each week.
Ahmed Fahour, CEO and Managing Director of Australia Post and Chairman of StarTrack said: "We’re delighted that StarTrack will now be playing a significant role in promoting sport and major events in Canberra at the StarTrack Oval as well as bringing football to the local community through the Giants’ games.
Stephen Cleary, CEO of StarTrack said: “StarTrack’s main operational base is in GWS Giants’ heartland in Western Sydney. So this was a great opportunity to develop a partnership with a really professional team that’s a flag-bearer for Western Sydney, while at the same time building awareness of the StarTrack brand in our national capital and engaging with the business community here.”
The Giants’ Co-Captain Phil Davis, who was born and raised in Canberra, said it was another important step forward for sport in the ACT. "To have a brand like StarTrack be involved with such an historic venue says a lot about the strength of sport here in Canberra.”