ITEC FREE STATE OFFICIAL NAMING RIGHTS SPONSOR FOR THE KNIGHTS
Managed business services technology provider, Itec Free State, has signed a three year deal to become the official naming rights sponsor for the Knights, the Free State Cricket Union’s professional team.
“What a privilege it is to start our new campaign as the Itec Knights. We are very excited about this partnership. With Itec’s international footprint, this is certainly a sponsor that will add value to the Union, team and players,” said Free State Cricket Union CEO Johan van Heerden.
Managing Director of Itec Holdings Gavin Meyer said, “Itec Free State is one of our longest-standing branches, having been established in 1997. Our team in Bloemfontein have been an integral part of business in the region and an active supporter of its community. Itec as a group is a great supporter of sports across the country, whether it be school or professional sports, so sponsoring the Knights only seemed like the next logical step and a good fit for our brand.”
The leadership team at Itec Free State in Bloemfontein, are no strangers to the world of sports. With an Itec team that includes former rugby players Adriaan Strauss, Chris Badenhorst and André Venter backing them, the Knights should hit it out of the park this season.
“With their knowledge of sport, Itec Free State team members will no doubt bring a wealth of experience and business acumen to this partnership, and we look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship,” said van Heerden.
Former Springbok rugby player and member of the Itec Free State team, Adriaan Strauss says business and sport and the business of sport is in their blood. “We are thrilled to be the official naming rights sponsor for the Knights. Knowing all too well the power sport has in uniting communities and lifting spirits, our aim is to become actively involved and support the Knights in a number of ways – not only from the obvious financial investment but also investing our time and hopefully adding value by bringing our business and sporting experience to the table,” concludes Strauss.
The Itec Knights will begin their season preparations in July.
Itec Knights contracted squad for 2021/2022 cricket season: Farhaan Behardien, Patrick Botha, Mbulelo Budaza, Gerald Coetzee, Matthew Kleinveldt, Patrick Kruger, Wandile Makwetu, Gregory Mohlokwana, Mangoliso Mosehle, Alfred Mothoa, Migael Pretorius, Dilivio Ridgard, Jacques Snyman, Pite Van Biljon, Nealen Van Heerden, Raynard Van Tonder.
Itec Knights Management Team: Allan Donald (Head Coach), JP Triegaardt (Assistant Coach), Umar Jacob (Physiotherapist), Kenosi Mshwabi (Strength & Conditioning Coach).