NRL team Canterbury Bulldogs have announced a new deal that makes Laundy Hotels its major sponsor until the end of the 2022 season.
While Laundy Hotels has a large portfolio of pubs across New South Wales, the heart of the group is the Twin Willows Hotel in Bass Hill – in the Bulldogs’ local territory – built by director Arthur Laundy’s father in the 1960s.
Arthur Laundy has been a lifetime supporter of the Canterbury Bulldogs, and is pleased to support the team and community that has been a big part of his life for decades.
“My family grew up in this area. My dad built the Twin Willows pub back in 1964, and it’s been in our family ever since. Back then, this place was the unofficial club house. We used to have a beer here with Lynne (Anderson) and her father Bullfrog, and Geoff ‘Robbo’ Robinson, who lived just up the road,” stated Laundy.
“The club’s come a long way since then and so have we. But at our heart, this is still our community. We’ve grown up together and we still share the same values. We want to be a fair dinkum part of the future of this club. We want to be the next generation family pub for the family club.”
Andrew Hill, CEO of Canterbury Bulldogs, was thrilled to announce the new partnership between the team and Laundy Hotels.
“It is fantastic news to be able to welcome Laundy Hotels as our Major Sponsor and to see them adorn the front of our historic jersey. The Laundy family have been in the hotel industry for four generations and are an iconic brand that have been leaders in their field for a long time.
“They are a family that pride themselves on creating venues that provide great hospitality and a modern family-friendly experience and we feel as though that aspect of a rich history and family values is a great fit with what the Bulldogs stand for,” stated Hill.
The Laundy Hotels logo will have pride of place on the front of the Bulldogs jersey from the Round 12 match against the Parramatta Eels this Sunday.
Image: Arthur Laundy (left) with Canterbury Bulldogs CEO Andrew Hill. Photo courtesy of Bulldogs Photography.