Hawks secure sponsor for nest

Updated: February 1, 2016
Drysdale clubrooms
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Drysdale’s home ground will be known as Mortimer Oval for the next three seasons. Picture: VICKI KING

DRYSDALE has scored a coup after selling the naming rights to its home ground to Mortimer Petroleum for the next three years.

The Hawks confirmed the ground will be known as Mortimer Oval until at least the end of the 2018 season in a deal welcomed by president Greg Collier.

“In recognition of their long held position as a premium supporter of our club, and in recognition of the families  contribution to the club and community over the last 40 years, we provided the Mortimer Group with the first  option to consider this new opportunity,” Collier said.

“They were quick to accept a three-­year deal to secure the rights. In doing so they  make a strong investment in    local sport, create greater social value and provide our growing club with further financial stability.”

The Mortimer name has been synonymous with Drysdale and the Drysdale Football Club for a number of decades.

Current directors, David and Chris Mortimer both played with the Hawks, as well as serving on the club executive, and are life members of the club.

Drysdale joins Lara (Bisinella Oval), Corio (Isuzu Oval), St Albans (The Gordon TAFE Oval – St Albans Reserve), Modewarre (Community Bank Oval) and Anglesea (Alcoa Oval) as clubs to have naming right partners for their venues.

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