National mineral drilling contractor DDH1 Drilling have given the Bulldogs a boost for the NRL Nines in Perth, by agreeing to come on board as the front of jersey sponsor for the tournament.
Established in 2006, by Matt Thurston and Murray Pollock, DDH1 Drilling currently operates a fleet of 55 multi-purpose surface and underground Diamond Core drilling rigs on mine sites and remote locations across Australia, including Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.
The company’s services are predominantly focused on mine sites and exploration coring, as well as specialised deep directional and mine infrastructure drilling.
In addition, DDH1 Drilling are a major provider of employment around the country with 550 permanent staff.
Bulldogs Chief Executive Andrew Hill was delighted to be able to expand the club’s sponsorship reach nationally:
To be able to partner with DDH1 Drilling is fantastic news for the club as we look to create our footprint in Western Australia. With the upcoming NRL Nines leading into taking a home match to HBF Park on the 18th of July, we have shown how determined we are to form a strong link with Western Australia and to become the club of choice for people within the state.
DDH1 Drilling are a national company that have a strong presence in Western Australia and we are delighted that they have partnered with us and have recognised that we both share the same desire to offer a quality product and work closely with the community.
We look forward to working with DDH1 Drilling in the lead up to the Perth Nines and beyond.”
DDH1 Drilling Operations Director Matt Thurston also spoke of the values both organisations shared:
DDH1 Drilling has always been proud of its links to the community and strong family values and I know that the Bulldogs place great emphasis on these qualities as well.
We are a company that operates throughout Australia and understands the importance of expansion, so it is great to see that the Bulldogs have recognised the appetite for rugby league in this part of the world and have looked to create an imprint here within the sporting landscape.
They are a club with a great history and tradition who embrace their fans and we are delighted to be able to join forces with them heading into the Perth Nines."