Northern Territory community service provider Sea Swift has announced a major sponsorship deal with the Tiwi Bombers as part of the Australian Football Northern Territory League (AFNTL).
The Northern Australia shipping company, which operates throughout the Northern Territory’s remote coastal and island communities, with depots in Darwin, Gove and Groote Eylandt, has become a Bombers sponsor for the 2017-18 AFNTL season.
Northern Territory General Manager Scott Ezzy said Sea Swift had a proud record of supporting local communities, and was thrilled to support the Bombers.
“Sea Swift has been proudly servicing remote communities in northern Australia for the past 30 years, and we always play an active role in the communities where we operate,” Mr Ezzy said.
“Giving back is a core value of our company, and we’re thrilled to be able to play a role in supporting the mighty Bombers.
“We’ve always understood the importance of supporting local communities, because we realise that a company like Sea Swift isn’t just a passive passer-by.
“The communities where we operate rely heavily on not only the essential services we provide, but also the support we give.
“When we expanded our services to the Northern Territory several years ago by acquiring local iconic shipping companies Tiwi Barge Services and Perkins Shipping, we vowed to the Tiwi community to be here for the long-term, invest heavily in the region, and continue to expand services in a sustainable manner.”
“This is another example of us sticking to our promises.”
“The Bombers are more than just a footy club. They’re an iconic symbol of strength within the community, dedicated to utilising their club as a vehicle for social change, and we’re proud to be involved.”
“We wish the Bombers all the best for the 2017-18 season.”
Tiwi Bombers Remote Development Manager Aaron Dunster said the club relied heavily on the support of organisations such as Sea Swift to support its ongoing operations each season.
“Sea Swift, who services the Tiwi Islands, have come on board in the 2017-18 season and we thank them for their generous financial and in-kind support of the club,” he said.
“Because of the nature of the Tiwi Bombers’ involvement in the TIO NTFL as a fly-in club, it can be expensive to facilitate.
“However, the social benefits for the young women and senior men involved with the Tiwi Bombers is so significant and noteworthy that this type of investment can ultimately keep our community engaged and supported.
“Since the club’s inception 11 years ago, it has been credited with ultimately saving lives and combatting social dysfunction on the Tiwi Islands, and we thank Sea Swift for their support of our initiatives.”
Sea Swift has more than 30 years of experience providing essential services and project freight across the region with more than 400 staff and 30 vessels, and makes a significant contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the region.
Sea Swift provides vital freight services twice a week to the Tiwi Island communities of Wurrumiyanga (Nguiu), Pirlangimpi (Garden Point) and Milikapiti (Snake Bay), as well as similar services to Minjilang (Croker Island), Warruwi (Goulburn Island), Maningrida, Milingimbi, Ramingining, Galiwinku & Gawa (Elcho Island), Gapuwiyak (Lake Evella), Groote Eylandt (Alyangula, Angurugu and Umbakumba), Bickerton Island and Numbulwar.
Outside of the weekly scheduled services, Sea Swift also has project charter vessels up to an impressive 2,500 deadweight tonne (DWT) that can accommodate for bulk materials such as sand and aggregate through to over dimensional and out of gauge cargo (OD/OOG), such as large housing modules and heavy machinery.
For more information on Sea Swift, visit www.seaswift.com.au