Perth Glory is delighted to confirm that BHP will be the club’s new principal partner for the 2019/20 season.
One of the world’s leading resources companies, BHP extract and process minerals, oil and gas and employ more than 72,000 staff and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas.
It is a major force within the Western Australia resources sector, notably through its Iron Ore assets, which include an integrated system of five mines and four processing hubs based in Newman, Yandi, Mining Area C and Jimbelar.
The company’s logo will feature on the front of Perth Glory’s Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League shirts and all training apparel this season and club Chief Executive Officer Tony Pignata believes that the partnership is a hugely significant one.
"BHP is a global powerhouse in the resources field and its Western Australian operations play a key role in driving the State and National economy," he said.
"We are therefore extremely proud to have partnered with them and look forward to their logo being front and centre on our Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League shirts as both teams look to build upon last season’s success in their respective competitions."
BHP WA Iron Ore Asset President Edgar Basto, meanwhile, feels that the two organisations share a number of common values.
"BHP values the contribution Perth Glory makes to the people of WA," he said.
"Our partnership is underpinned by a mutual commitment to achieve outstanding results and greater inclusion and diversity and we believe this approach has a positive impact on our organisations and the broader community.
"Our Company and culture is shaped by the many people from diverse cultures and backgrounds around the globe who call Western Australia home, so we think it makes sense to sponsor one of our State’s must successful and diverse sporting teams.
"Throughout the years, Perth Glory FC has #SetTheBar for football in Australia and we wish both their Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League teams every success in the 2019/20 season."
Glory will sport the BHP logo for the first time in Sunday's season-opener against Brisbane Roar at HBF Park (kick off at 3pm).
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