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Aussie Broadband renews and expands its Big Bash season partnership with the Melbourne Stars

Media Release | Thursday 30 Sept 2021 | 2 min read

Two Melbourne Stars cricket players with the Melbourne Stars and Aussie Broadband logos

Aussie Broadband is delighted to announce that it has renewed and expanded its partnership with the Melbourne Stars ahead of the upcoming Big Bash season.

The company, which partnered with the Stars for the first time last December, has renewed its Principal Partnership with the Big Bash League (BBL) squad and expanded its relationship to be Premier Partner of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) squad.

The partnership will see Aussie Broadband’s branding appear prominently on all playing and training uniforms together with a range of digital and at-venue positions. The new partnership with the WBBL squad will also see Aussie’s branding appear on the WBBL jersey sleeve.

Managing Director Phillip Britt said the company was pleased to renew and expand its relationship with the club ahead of a fantastic season of Big Bash cricket.

“We’re delighted to extend our partnership with the Melbourne Stars for the upcoming BBL season. We really enjoyed cheering the WBBL Stars to the finals last season, and it’ll be great watching them in a summer that is definitely shaping up to be another action-packed Australian cricket season,” Phil said.

“We’re also proud to support both the men and women representing the Stars, as athletes and game changers for their work in raising awareness on mental health and sustainability – two areas very close to our hearts as well.

“We’re proudly wearing our Aussie Green so…Go Stars!” he said.

Aussie Broadband is an award-winning Australian company with more than 400,000 residential, business and enterprise customers, and is the fifth largest provider of NBN services in Australia today.

The company prides itself on award-winning customer service. The telco was recognised for customer service in the Australian Service Excellence Awards (ASEAs) last year, the ACOMM Award for Commitment to Customer Service (2019 & 2020), and Canstar Blue’s national awards. Aussie was also named 2020 Internet Service Provider of the Year by Roy Morgan.

Melbourne Stars General Manager Blair Crouch said the support from Aussie Broadband had been outstanding.

“When it was signed last year, this partnership was the first of its kind for Aussie Broadband in major professional sport. Aussie Broadband’s belief in our brand and what we can achieve together has been fundamental to building our relationship. Aussie Broadband came on board last year with a range of impacts arising from the pandemic and through all of that, their support and understanding has simply been fantastic,” Crouch said.

“We’re really enthusiastic and optimistic that we’ll be able to do more this summer and really connect our members and fans with the great work Aussie Broadband does and the service they provide to the community,” he said.

“It’s a testament to the great performances of our women’s squad and the importance Aussie Broadband places on women’s sport that they have chosen to expand their position with the club to our WBBL team. We look forward to involving both our squads in a range of campaigns to support Aussie Broadband’s growth moving forward,” Crouch added.

More information about Aussie Broadband’s NBN products can be found here.

About Melbourne Stars 

The Melbourne Stars are an exciting and progressive sports and entertainment club with teams competing in the KFC Big Bash League and the Weber Women’s Big Bash League.

The Melbourne Stars represent everything that’s fun, family and Melbourne over the summer holidays. With its home the MCG and featuring some of the world’s best T20 players, the Melbourne Stars has evolved as a sporting powerhouse in Australia’s sporting capital.

All information contained in this media release, including references to costs, speed, and capability of the Aussie Broadband network, was correct at time of publication, and may have since changed.

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About Aussie Broadband Limited

Aussie Broadband is an Australian operated telecommunications company that was formed in 2008 and is based in Morwell Victoria, Australia.

The company's main focus is nbn® (NBN) subscription plans and bundles to residential homes, small businesses, not-for-profits, corporate/enterprise and managed service providers.

As a licensed carrier, the company provides these services through a wholesale agreement with NBN Co, a mix of leased backhaul infrastructure from third parties and its own network equipment.

The company also offers a range of other telecommunications services including VoIP, mobile plans and handsets, entertainment bundles through its partnership with Fetch TV and connections through its own fibre, the OptiComm network and its white label platform.

With its acquisition of Over the Wire, the company is also a Tier 1 voice provider, and offers a range of tailored cloud, connect and collaborate solutions to business, government and enterprise customers.

Along with being a proud member of the Pledge 1% Movement, Small Change Big Change and more, Aussie Broadband is a certified B Corporation and the largest telco in Australia to hold accreditation.

Aussie Broadband has remained Australia's Most Trusted Brand in Telecommunications since December 2020 and was more recently named Australia's Most Trusted Telco for the second year in a row at the Roy Morgan Trusted Brand Awards for 2023.