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MacKillop Saints Rugby League Football Club

The MacKillop Saints are a newly formed NT Sporting entity, based at MacKillop Catholic College. We are bidding for entry into the NTRL for the 2018 season. The case for expanding the NTRL Competition is outlined below. Please support us by following the Saints on facebook and instagram, sharing with your mates, and registering your interest on our website to get updates on our latest news and also get 20% off your 2018 club membership!

You can also express your interest in becoming a sponsor, with several sponsorship options available, or we can negotiate an arrangement that works best for your business.

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Are you a business interested in sponsoring the Saints? Sponsors get their logos placed on all team jerseys and official material, have access to exclusive events and merchandise, and are acknowledged at events. In-kind service sponsorship, as opposed to financial, can also be discussed. Please get in touch with David Graham – david.graham@nt.catholic.edu.au – to express your interest!

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The Case for Expansion

Palmerston and the wider Darwin region has the population, corporate support, infrastructure and love of the game to justify another NRL NT team.

The MacKillop Saints strategic plan, organisational structure and priorities demonstrate values in action, and the commitment placed behind them. A considerable amount of time and resources have been devoted to ensuring that our structures support and enable the realisation of these values. With a plan built for a financially-sustainable business, the MacKillop Saints are committed to building a club and football team that is deeply immersed in our communities, and one that demands integrity from all.

It is imperative we ensure our foundations are substantial and able to support long-term growth in the decades ahead and, importantly, one that is successful on the field and within its many engagements with the community.

The MacKillop Saints are a genuine expansion bid team bringing to the NRL NT:

  • Increased depth and commercial viability to the NRL NT;
  • A football blueprint to expand junior participation and supporters of the game;
  • A sustainable business that grows the greatest game of all;
  • A true local derby with sponsorship benefits for both the Palmerston Raiders and MacKillop Saints;
  • A strong College community engagement financial commitment;
  • An opportunity to partner with several feeder schools that will flow into the grassroots of the game;
  • A strategic plan of sustainability, underpinned by integrity and a community-orientation; and,
  • A permanent home base for NTRL NT Titans representative training sides.

Planning has been comprehensive, conservative, informed and consultative. The key business planning modelling is being conducted and continually reviewed by MacKillop Catholic College stakeholders and demonstrates the Saints bid will be a positive influence within the community and a strong, sustainable advocate for Rugby League.

The MacKillop Saints proposal for inclusion in the NRL NT competition offers:

  • Strong stable club processes for other clubs to model;
  • Expanded viewership of Rugby League in the Palmerston community;
  • A focus on membership development and a family and fan focused Game Day experience;
  • A state-of-the-art, purpose-built Rugby League facility, ideal for Rugby League games and training only minutes from the Palmerston CBD, Hospital and major arterial roads;
  • A true local derby with attractive potential sponsorship rights and new commercial opportunities for Palmerston; and,
  • A pathway for juniors into NT Titans, NRL and beyond.

The MacKillop Saints NRLNT Bid will continue to develop our footprint as the Bid progresses and we continue to learn and grow in our endeavours to join the greatest game of all.