Naming Rights Partner Announced

Volleyball Australia scores with Helloworld

  • Helloworld and Volleyball Australia sign four-year sponsorship deal
  • Naming rights included in the deal for the helloworld Volleyroos
  • Sponsorship will encompass state volleyball associations supporting grassroot participation in Australia

Leading Travel distribution company Helloworld has signed on as the major sponsor of Volleyball Australia for the next four years, delivering a major boost for the national sporting organisation in an Olympic year.

The deal which covers the men’s and women’s national teams for both indoor and beach volleyball was announced as Volleyball Australia prepares for one of the biggest beach volleyball events in Australia since the 2000 Sydney Olympics. “Volleyfest’ will see the helloworld Volleyroos compete in the Four Nations Cup and the Asian Beach Volleyball Championships. The multi-competition event to be held on Manly Beach from the 18th- 28th of March will see 24 international teams competing against the best Australian beach volleyball talent in some serious preparation for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Helloworld will also support the Australian indoor volleyball teams, as they head to Japan for the Olympic qualifiers in June. The helloworld Volleyroos will face off against Japan, Iran and China to hopefully book a spot at Rio in August.

Helloworld Managing Director and CEO, Andrew Burnes, said that Helloworld was excited about partnering with Volleyball Australia.

“Our volleyballers are the quiet achievers of the Australian sporting landscape yet the prowess of our men’s and women’s national teams is extraordinary,” Mr Burnes said.

“Helloworld is proud to joining forces with Volleyball Australia and we will be supporting our helloworld Volleyroos with everything we have as we move into this criticial pre-Olympic period and beyond.”

“Helloworld is also enthusiastic about supporting the game at a grass-roots level across Australia.”

Volleyball Australia President Craig Carrachersaid Helloworld’s sponsorship deal was a major boost to the sport.

“Having an industry leading travel partner like Helloworld come on board and commit for the long-term to supporting volleyball in Australia is fantastic.”

“With the recent inclusion of Beach Volleyball into the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the helloworld Volleyroos will have the best chance at Gold on home soil, we are very excited to have Helloworld on this journey with our organisation.”

“Volleyball is the number one gender-equal sport in Australia. With Helloworld’s support, we can continue to grow the sport and increase participation at all levels.”

Bastion EBA has been engaged to leverage the helloworld Volleyroos sponsorship. As part of their on-going sponsorship plan, Bastion EBA will use their extensive knowledge within the travel industry to reach the relevant target audience through creative and innovative activity for Helloworld. Return on Investment and driving results will form the basis of their activity around the sponsorship.

About Helloworld Limited

  • Helloworld Limited (ASX: HLO) is a leading Australian based travel distribution company, comprising retail travel businesses, destination management services (inbound) air ticket consolidation, wholesale, corporate and online operations. This includes “helloworld”, Australia’s largest network of franchised travel agents, as well as our Corporate, Associate and Affiliate networks, Qantas Holidays, Go Holidays in New Zealand, AOT Inbound, ATS Pacific, QBT, Sunlover Holidays and Insider Journeys
  • “helloworld” is a nationwide network of independently owned and operated retail travel agencies offering Australian and New Zealand travellers outstanding service, and the best value, tailor-made leisure and corporate travel experiences
  • HLO has over 2000 staff located in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the USA, South East Asia, India and UK/Europe
  • Helloworld is the proud major sponsor of Volleyball Australia and the helloworld Volleyroos men’s and women’s national teams.