Melbourne Storm has extended its major partner agreement with RedZed, Australia’s preferred lender to the self-employed, for another three years in a multi-million dollar deal – making this the most significant partnership deal in the club’s history.
RedZed has been Storm’s official major partner since the 2020 premiership season and will remain in the most prominent position on the front of the famous purple jersey until the end of 2025.
The extension of the major partnership was announced during a special visit to RedZed’s Melbourne headquarters today by Storm CEO Justin Rodski, captain Jesse Bromwich and fellow NRL squad members Christian Welch, Felise Kaufusi, Will Warbick, Ryan Papenhuyzen, Xavier Coates and Josh King.
The announcement is part of a day of celebrations for Storm including the annual Player of the Year Awards function tonight – the first time the club has been able to come together since the latest COVID lockdown.
RedZed is a lender in the Australian mortgage market offering a range of residential and commercial mortgage products for self-employed customers that require a loan solution which, due to their employment circumstances, can be difficult to obtain through the traditional banking system.
Storm CEO Justin Rodski said RedZed had proven to be an exceptional major partner in exceptional times.
“We are delighted that RedZed is extending their agreement as our major partner,” Rodski said.
“It is clear we share common values, we are aligned on our objectives, and we pride ourselves on creating and capturing value for each other through our partnership together.
“We see RedZed as a leader in their field, delivering value and opportunity to the self-employed, just as the Storm do for our members and fans. This is a key part of why our partnership is such a great success.”
We see RedZed as a leader in their field, delivering value and opportunity to the self-employed, just as the Storm do for our members and fans. This is a key part of why our partnership is such a great success.Justin Rodski Melbourne Storm CEO
“The incredible unseen generosity of Redzed has also solidified our partnership, including their contributions to the welfare of our staff during the Melbourne lockdowns, and donating a generous amount of money to our charity partners.
“When they first joined us, they wouldn’t have expected to encounter some the challenges we have faced, highlighted by our team being away from home for the large portion of the past two years.
“However not only have they been great partners during the COVID period, they’ve increased their level of commitment to Storm through to the end of 2025.
“It’s the largest major partnership Storm has signed in the club’s history.
“Our thanks go to everyone associated with RedZed and we look forward to enjoying the mutual benefits this partnership brings.”
RedZed’s Managing Director, Evan Dwyer, said: “We are thrilled to renew our sponsorship of the Melbourne Storm until 2025.
“We are very proud to continue supporting the team as we celebrate our 15th anniversary of enabling the ambitions of self-employed Australians.”
“Our customers are self-employed, and we are passionate about their success.
The Storm is a great organisation with similar values to ours, who also represent diversity of people and professions that are self-employed.Evan Dwyer RedZed Managing Director
“The players, coaches, doctors, physios, dieticians and psychologists that are involved in getting professional athletes onto the park are self-employed themselves.”