QBE Day recieves praise
- Thursday, 09 July 2015
Subiaco are in their 31st year with principal partner QBE and celebrated the longest running sponsorship in the WAFL with a bang.
Over 2000+ attended Medibank Stadium in inclement weather to watch the Lions dominate Peel by 55 points in a finals-contenders clash.
The QBE Man of the Match which is voted on by the fans at every Lions game has also reached new heights with a record number of participants and Phil Ker winning the first ever Ultimate Lions Experience Package.
"We’ve seen excellent growth in the QBE Supporters’ Man of the Match competition since we launched it last year. Lions fans have really engaged with this competition and are coming back each week to vote for their best player on ground." said QBE WA Regional Manager Peter Mclachlan
Phil Ker was treated to a behind scenes look at the football club and Mclachlan was delighted to see the competition take motion.
"We expanded the competition in 2015 to include away games, providing further engagement opportunities for Lions supporters and more chances for fans to win a signed Guernsey each game.
"Seeing how much Lions fans enjoyed the QBE Supporters’ Man of the Match, we really wanted to build on this and add a little more excitement to the competition. So the Ultimate Lions Experience prize was born and we thought aligning the prize to QBE Day on 4 July was just a natural fit,
"Phil Ker was the lucky winner of this prize and enjoyed a behind the scenes experience watching the players warm up in the change rooms, a pre-game President’s Function lunch, and had the opportunity to toss the match day coin on ground." said Mclachlan
QBE are regular attendees at Medibank Stadium and Mclachlan believes the WAFL provides a special environment for the spectator.
"Match days always have a fantastic vibe and encourage the whole family to get involved and support the Subiaco club. It’s great to see children on the field kicking a ball around and supporters being able to listen to Jarrad’s team talks which is something very unique and special about WAFL football." said Mclachlan
With 31 years under the belt and plenty of football yet to come, QBE reflect on what makes a strong partnership.
"To achieve a strong and long-lasting partnership, it’s really important you understand and respect each other’s goals. You can imagine over 31 years, a lot has changed for both QBE and Subiaco, however what has stayed consistent for us is a desire to support the club and grow WA grass roots football." added Mclachlan