09 Oct 2014 14:00
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has extended its sponsorship of Sport Australia Hall of Fame until 2019.
announcement was made at Australia’s most prestigious sporting awards ceremony
– the 2014 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Annual Induction and Awards Gala Dinner
– held at Palladium at Crown in Melbourne.
Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways said: “Etihad
Airways is proud to re-sign as Major Sponsor of Sport Australia Hall of Fame
for another four years to July 2019.
are particularly pleased to be the Presenting Partner of the Annual Induction
and Awards Dinner which celebrates the highest calibre of Australian athletes
and the skill, passion and dedication of Australia’s sporting greats. It is a
unique opportunity for the airline to pay tribute to yesterday’s sporting
legends and to give talented young athletes the support to become tomorrow’s
Hogan also said the partnership with Sport Australia Hall of Fame was a perfect
fit with Etihad Airways’ own values of playing to win and ambition to be
as winning is the goal of every athlete, being the world’s best airline is
Etihad Airways’ aim. It underpins our strategy; it inspires us to deliver
excellence; it is the essence of our culture of innovation.”
Hogan congratulated the five recipients of the 2015 Sport Australia Hall of
Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program, which is also sponsored by the airline.
opportunity to help young Australian sportsmen and women become champions of
the future is one of the greatest rewards of this partnership and something of
which we are proud. We wish these talented young athletes every success.”
Bertrand AM, Sport Australia Hall of Fame Chairman, said: “To become a member
of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame is the ultimate accolade for a sportsman or
sportswomen in Australia. One can go no higher. So it is with Etihad Airways
and The Sport Australia Hall of Fame. This renewal extends our
partnership to 10 years (2009-2019) with the ‘World’s Leading Airline’ - a
remarkable example of excellence combined with excellence.”
Airways has been the Major Sponsor of Sport Australia Hall of Fame since July
2009. As the Major Sponsor of Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Etihad Airways is
the presenting partner of the Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. The airline
also supports the SAHOF Scholarship and Mentoring Program by providing air
tickets to five young athletes to further their overseas training and
international competition experience.
addition to Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Etihad Airways also sponsors
Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium; Melbourne City Football Club; Etihad Stadium in
Manchester, England; Manchester City Football Club; the All Ireland Senior
Hurling Championship; Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (part of the Volvo Ocean Yacht
Race); the England Cricket Team; Major League Soccer in the US; Abu Dhabi Golf
Championship; and the Formula 1TM Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand