Gallagher has announced a partnership with the A-League and W-League and will be the official referee partner and insurance broker for the competitions.
The company has a strong legacy of partnering with professional sport around the world, with Australian football now joining that list.
Greg O’Rourke, Head of Leagues, was excited to reveal the news of the agreement.
“We are delighted to partner with Gallagher. This new relationship will enrich the footballing experience for our fans, our players and importantly, our referees.
“Football is back, and our players and officials are all ready to be back on to the pitch and get the 2020/21 season started.”
Gallagher Australia CEO, Sarah Lyons, said the insurance broker is proud to be supporting the important work of the referees in safeguarding the integrity of the game as well as the safety of the players.
“Referees play a critical role in football. There is no game without referees, just as there is no business without insurance and risk management solutions.
“You’ll find both Gallagher and the referees running with the action, protecting integrity and playing an essential role in keeping everyone safe and moving with confidence.
“In addition to sponsoring the referees, Gallagher is the official insurance broker for the A-League and Westfield W-League. We are delighted to support the development of professional football in Australia, while also showcasing our insurance broking expertise for businesses large and small,” Ms Lyons said.
Referees representative Mathew Cheeseman, Football Australia’s General Manager, Refereeing, welcomed the announcement.
“On behalf of all our referees, I would like to thank Gallagher. I think their analogy of our respective roles is entirely fitting and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial association,” Mr Cheeseman said.