The partnership kicks off this year with Squadron Energy joining the Red V as a sponsor in the “under number” position. In 2025 Squadron Energy will become the Major Partner of the Dragons’ NRL and NRLW teams.
Squadron Energy is leading Australia’s transition to clean, renewable energy, with a strong focus on the Illawarra playing a key role in delivering firmed renewable energy.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our club and Squadron Energy to build a partnership which revolves around excellence, innovation and community connection,” said Dragons CEO Ryan Webb.
“This partnership with Squadron Energy is more than just a sponsorship; it’s a commitment to our fans, stakeholders and community and we are proud to have a partner that shares our passion for making a meaningful difference.
“We are delighted with the commitment Squadron has shown in what we are building in a very important and exciting time in our club’s history and we look forward to working with them in 2024 and beyond.”
Squadron Energy CEO Jason Willoughby, who joined the Dragons to watch their training session at WIN Stadium today, said the alliance was a great fit for the company’s future plans.
“The Dragons have a strong connection to the Illawarra just like Squadron,” Mr Willoughby said.
“The region is an anchor for us to help deliver clean, reliable and affordable electricity for homes and businesses alike. Our Port Kembla Energy Terminal will help provide firming power to back up renewable energy generation, when it’s needed.
“But our footprint is also expansive and extends along the eastern states, which is not dissimilar to the wide appeal and membership footprint of the Dragons.
“We have very ambitious plans to deliver a 14GW renewable energy pipeline by 2030, powering the equivalent of six million homes – just last week we announced start of work on another NSW wind farm. I really look forward to more people getting to know the importance of the energy transition.
“Importantly the Dragons have an incredible commitment to community. We are well aligned in our shared passion in giving back. I look forward to us working together on their fantastic community programs which deliver initiatives for young people focussed on respect, resilience and wellbeing for both ourselves and the environment.”
The 2024 Dragons Squadron Energy Community Blitz will bring community programs to the Central-West Orana and Riverina region of NSW – where Squadron Energy has projects in operation, under construction and in development – before expanding into regional Queensland in 2025.
Squadron Energy has two wind farm projects under construction, in addition to five operational wind farms.