Marine transport provider Sea Swift renewed its major sponsorship deal with the CQUniversity Cairns Taipans ahead of the 2017-18 National Basketball League (NBL) season this year, and the partnership continues to go from strength to strength, with branding on the official playing kits.
The northern Australia shipping company now features prominently on the Taipans jerseys – ensuring the players represent Sea Swift in every game at home and on the road, in addition to the support of the organisation’s highly-successful Taipans Indigenous Program.
Headed by former NBL star Kerry Williams, the program aims to spread healthy living messages throughout Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait Island remote communities.
Since its inception, the award-winning program has engaged more than 3,000 Indigenous youth in 24 communities.
Sea Swift operates throughout the region’s remote coastal and island communities, with depots in Cairns, Weipa, Seisia, Horn Island, and Thursday Island in Queensland, and Darwin, Gove and Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.
Sea Swift Chief Executive Officer Fred White said Sea Swift had a proud record of supporting local communities, and was thrilled to unite with a national sporting organisation such as the Cairns Taipans.
“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 White said.
“Giving back is a core value of our company, and we’re thrilled to be able to play a role in supporting the Taipans.
“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 Taipans are more than just a national sports team. They’re dedicated to utilising their organisation as a vehicle for social change, and we’re proud to be involved.”
CQUniversity Cairns Taipans Chief Executive Officer Mark Beecroft said the Taipans are thankful for Sea Swift’s support.
“We’re really proud of the Sea Swift Taipans Indigenous Program, and the success it has already seen. It’s the perfect pairing when it comes to accessing Aboriginal and Torres Srait Islander communities, and together we’re making significant impacts to those regions,” Mr Beecroft said.
“We’ve enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Sea Swift, and we will continue to collaborate and look for ways to service northern Australia in the future.”
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.
Find out more about Sea Swift and its services at www.seaswift.com.au