There are plenty of exciting changes afoot at Werribee ahead of the 2019 season, but the familiar Ballan Holden name won’t be going anywhere.
Already the longest-serving major sponsor in Werribee history, Wyndham’s local Holden dealer has committed to a new agreement to extend its partnership with the club into a milestone 20th season.
Werribee CEO Mark Penaluna praised Ballan Holden for its ongoing commitment and loyalty to the club.
“The word ‘sponsor’ has never really described the relationship between our club and the Ballan family for either party,” Mr Penaluna said.
“We share common values as organisations and have a real connection in how we deal with people.
“The partnership has been and will continue to be a very good fit on a professional and personal level.”
One of Victoria’s largest Holden dealerships, Ballan Holden has been a Werribee institution for more than 40 years.
It continues to be recognised for its outstanding customer service and sales excellence among Holden dealers, having won the prestigious Holden Grand Masters award for 2017, and is a great supporter of community organisations across the Wyndham region.
Dealer principal Tino Ballan has a special affinity for the club he will soon have partnered with for two decades, with sons Paul and Mark having donned the black and gold of Werribee during the 1990s.
“We’re very happy to continue being part of it and to celebrate 20 years with the Werribee Football Club next year,” Mr Ballan said.
“The boys have been involved with the club through their own football, and [my wife] Robyn and I go to every game. We love the club, and that’s why we sponsor it, really.
“We sell cars, and the Werribee Football Club supports us in that, so we support the club.”