The Mackay Cutters are seeking a new Mackay business to take naming rights sponsorship of the club going into the future.

Club CEO Troy Rovelli said exciting changes were planned for next season; however, without the support of a naming rights sponsor, operating a semi-professional sporting club is difficult.

“We are a not-for-profit organisation and our club reaches the community all the way from our academy and junior development programs,” Mr Rovelli said.

“It also enables and encourages our next generation of stars a pathway from the Cutters to the Cowboys.

“The benefits of a naming rights sponsorship to a local business are priceless. We pack as much value into the partnership to ensure a win-win for both the club and sponsors.

“We look forward to welcoming a new partner to the club in 2017 and making the most of this exciting opportunity.”

“We have some great changes for 2017. Steve Sheppard will commence as head coach in October and former State of Origin and Cowboys player Josh Hannay has been appointed as the Cutters representative in his new role as Cowboys assistant coach.

“This will now give us an unprecedented direct link to the Cowboys and their playing roster.”

Mr Rovelli said the Mackay Cutters would like to thank Absolute Enterprises for their tremendous commitment and support as the outgoing naming rights sponsor and look forward to their continued support as a platinum sponsor in 2017.

“The Mackay Cutters offered the perfect media and activation platform for Absolute Enterprises and has been an integral part of its marketing strategy,” Mr Rovelli said.

“The way the Mackay community supports rugby league is phenomenal and our game attendance ranks number two in the league.

“Naming rights sponsorship of the Mackay Cutters is an excellent way of connecting with thousands of players and fans locally and we are keen to attract the right partner which aligns with our values and vision for the future.”

The Cutters are excited about the new structure of their junior academy and representative system in 2017 which will focus on local talent in an elite football club environment.

“The changes that the Mackay Cutters are implementing are very exciting and players, fans and the broader community will love them,” Mr Rovelli said.

“Now is definitely the time to welcome a new naming rights major sponsor to the Mackay Cutters sponsor family.”

The new structure of the Mackay Cutter’s junior academy and representative system in 2017 will also give the Cutters a chance to focus on bringing local talent through the Cutters with a real elite football club feel.

Any business or organisation that would like to become a partner of the Mackay Cutters for the 2017 season can contact Mackay Cutters CEO, Troy Rovelli for further information.

“We have exciting plans for 2017 and with ongoing community support and the right major sponsor in place, we know those plans will become a reality.”