The Melbourne Rebels have partnered with advisory firm, Ontoit, in an innovative deal that will see Ontoit provide support to the club in a newly created role as Official Project Management & Advisory Partner.
The new partnership will also see Ontoit introduced to the Super Rugby community via branding on the Rebels playing shorts.
In addition, Ontoit will work closely with the Rebels coaching and leadership team to create a number of initiatives that combine the skills and experience of both organisations to share with both Ontoit clients and the Rebels wider community.
The Melbourne based firm specialises in project management and infrastructure advisory practice providing services in Australia across a range of sectors.
Their approach, focused on rigorous preparation, meticulous planning, and technical expertise appealed greatly to Melbourne Rebels CEO, Baden Stephenson.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Ontoit into the Melbourne Rebels family. They are an incredibly skilled organisation with a similar focus to our club, and importantly also have a strong connection to Rugby Union in this state. I would like to personally thank Arvind David and his team for their support of the Melbourne Rebels and look forward to working with them as they partner with us on the next phase for our club, and supporting Rugby in Victoria, all the way from the grassroots of the sport to the Melbourne Rebels,” he commented.
Ontoit Managing Director Arvind David said he was thrilled to be working together with the Melbourne Rebels.
“The Rebels have a quality team both on and off the field and we are excited to align with them in this innovative partnership. We will be utilising and learning from their key leaders and styles to help embed and support our own business, and similarly providing our expertise and services to the Rebels to assist them as they continue to grow on and off the field. We are thrilled to be supporting the Rebels and hope that this is the start of a very long relationship,” he said.
The partnership announcement comes on the eve of the new 2021 Super Rugby season which will see the Melbourne Rebels kick off in Round 2 against the Queensland Reds on February 26 at Suncorp Stadium.