Redbacks president Keith Clarke with sponsors Rod Kilner (Roddie’s Fish and Chips), Helen Roche (Warwick Credit Union) and Doug Roulston (Roulston Builders) after the naming of Roddie’s Oval.
Redbacks president Keith Clarke with sponsors Rod Kilner (Roddie’s Fish and Chips), Helen Roche (Warwick Credit Union) and Doug Roulston (Roulston Builders) after the naming of Roddie’s Oval. Georja Ryan

AFL sponsor coup

YET again the business community has come forward to help the Warwick Credit Union Redbacks in their quest for ongoing recognition and acceptance in the heart of rugby league country.

Joining the large band of faithfuls for an unlimited time will be businessman Rod Kilner who operates R and K Takeaway and Roddie's Fish and Chips.

Kilner has earned the naming rites of the new ground - the first genuine home of an AFL club in Warwick.

On Saturday, the club named its new field Roddie's Oval which volunteers have worked tirelessly to develop during the past three years.

As major sponsor of the two senior teams, the Warwick Credit Union has supplied two full sets of playing jerseys, shorts and socks for three seasons.

Roulston Builders have put their hand up to become major sponsors of under-14 and under-16 teams.

Doug and Greg Roulston have been major sponsors since the clubs' first junior teams ran on in 2007.

Four of the WCU Redbacks eight home games this season are sponsored.

The club's first home game will be played against Highfields on March 31, and co-sponsored by Black Toyota and Laney's Garages and Sheds. April 21 will see the VAASA sponsored ANZAC Cup against Lockyer Valley.

Steele's Bakery and Cafe has put its hand up to sponsor the Matthew Stanley Foundation game against Dalby on July 28, while the annual Warwick/Goondiwindi Challenge on August 18 will be sponsored by Red Rooster.

Reddies president Keith Clarke said the club really appreciated the generous input of sponsors.


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