Leading Australian gold producer Northern Star Resources Limited and basketball team Perth Lynx have today announced a new five-year major partnership agreement through to the end of the 2025-26 WNBL season.
As major partner of the Perth Lynx, the Northern Star brand will feature prominently on the Perth Lynx playing uniform and at home games throughout the season.
The new agreement will also see Northern Star become a community partner of Basketball WA. This new community partnership will support Basketball WA’s regional development programs in Kalgoorlie and surrounding regions, focusing on increasing participation and the education and development of players, coaches and referees.
“Northern Star Resources’ support of Perth Lynx and Basketball WA will help increase the accessibility of the great game of basketball in our regional communities and for women and girls to thrive,” Basketball WA chief executive Rob Clement said.
“We are excited to work with Northern Star Resources to promote the game to young girls ensuring there is a pathway for them to achieve their goals and aspirations.
“This partnership is a commitment to support women’s sport and the heart ground of community sport in the regional areas, particularly the Goldfields.
“We thank Northern Star Resources for their support and vision for the community and we look forward to working with them to achieve our joint objectives.”
Northern Star managing director and CEO Stuart Tonkin welcomed the new partnership with Perth Lynx and Basketball WA.
“Northern Star is privileged to be supporting our home team, Perth Lynx, who represent our State so proudly in the Women’s National Basketball League,” Mr Tonkin said.
“We are also pleased that our partnership extends to support further the community in which we operate, through the delivery of basketball and educational programs in the Kalgoorlie region.
“This initiative aligns with Northern Star’s commitment to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular Goal 5: Gender Equality.
“We wish Perth Lynx coach Ryan Petrik and the team the very best this season, and we look forward to supporting the team when they return for their first home games in almost two years.”
Perth Lynx were stationed in Ballarat since the commencement of the WNBL season but have recently returned to Perth for a series of home games at the Bendat Basketball Centre from March 5 to 12.
Caption: Northern Star Resources non-executive director Mary Hackett with Perth Lynx players Ash Isenbarger, Sami Witcomb and Darcee Garbin.