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CASTEC Rural Supplies as Major Sponsor
17 February 2012

The Mount Gambier Pioneers have signed CASTEC Rural Supplies as their major sponsor for 2012 and 2013; this is an exciting move that will aid the Pioneers in reaching the pinnacle of the SEABL.

The team will now be known as the ‘CASTEC Rural Pioneers’ for the duration of the sponsorship.

CASTEC Rural Supplies is a member of the Combined Rural Traders group (CRT) and was one of the first independent rural merchandise outlets in the South East. Chris Castine, Director of W&H Pty Ltd t/ as Wennerbom & Hoole, Casgas and CASTEC Rural Supplies, voiced his pride of the new sponsorship agreement.

“Our company, established in 1850 is still in the one family and now in its fifth generation,” said Castine. “We have always had and will continue to have a strong community focus and believe in giving back to our local rural community – a culture of lending a hand to the people who support us underscores our philosophy."

“For more than forty years we’ve been supporting programs and activities as diverse as outfitting local sporting clubs to sponsoring regional rodeos. We’ve given assistance to community service organisations, such as the rural fire service, and supported local education and health facilities.

The strength of the Pioneers school program for 2012 is particularly exciting for CASTEC given our support takes many forms and benefits a broad cross-section of organisations and charities with a strong focus on helping children and adolescents.

CASTEC Rural Supplies is the longest serving South Australian member in the National CRT Rural Merchandise Group with its Three Key stores in the lower South East in Naracoorte, Penola and Mount Gambier and the CASTEC team look forward to working with the Pioneers to develop children in basketball throughout the Limestone Coast.” Castine concluded.

Pioneers President Neil Boase spoke very highly of the partnership with CASTEC Rural Supplies, saying the support will be of great benefit.

“With CASTEC Rural Supplies being one of the nation’s leading agribusiness dealers, the sponsorship shows the dedication they have towards their local community,” Boase said. “The significance of this sponsorship to the Pioneers cannot be understated – having a company connected to over 400 stores Australia-wide via CRT behind the club is a fantastic coup.”

President Boase also praised the tireless efforts of Pioneers board member Darryl Starick, who coordinated the securing of CASTEC Rural Supplies as the major sponsor for 2012 and 2013.

The Pioneers look forward to a very fruitful partnership with CASTEC Rural Supplies over the next two years.