Western Province and Stormers sponsors, DHL, picked up two awards at the annual Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards, which was held at Emperors Palace on Thursday evening.
In all, DHL were nominated in three categories at the Sports Awards; Best Sponsorship of a Sport Event or Competition (for the 2012 Manchester United Tour of SA), Best Sponsorship of a Sport Team or Individual (for the DHL Stormers) and Best Use of Digital Communications in Sport (along with the ground-breaking Stormers Digital Video Magazine) and they walked off with two gongs on the night – both involving their sponsorship of the DHL Stormers.
The Best Sponsorship of a Sport Team or Individual and Best Use of Digital Communications in Sport both involved the Stormers brand and it was a deserved double triumph for our passionate and loyal sponsors – even if they edged out their own team (Stormers Digital Video Magazine) in the Digital Communications category!
The Stormers Digital Video Magazine did well, however, to make it into the final three in an historically tough category which saw them go up against DHL and the Vodacom Shosholoza campaign.
The ground-breaking and popular Digital Magazine, published and distributed (for free to readers) by Future Media Group, had great success in its start-up year and there is more to come in 2013.
For now, however, a very well done to DHL for their two awards and a massive thanks for your support.
* The Virgin Active Sport Industry Awards rewards those sports teams and/or organisations for their efforts off the field, in the business of sport, with the Stormers having walked off with prizes in 2011 and 2012 (for the Best Business Performance by a Sport Team).
** CLICK HERE for the full list of Virgin Active Sport Industry award winners.