What an amazing introduction to A-League sponsorship and an opportunity to build some superstar relationships both on a personal and business level.
In September 2015 I was fortunate enough to meet Jimmy Jeggo and over many discussions revolving around real estate and discovery of my football heritage he mentioned the possibility of becoming a player sponsor with Adelaide United for the following season. I met with AUFC and the negotiations began to maybe be Jimmy's player sponsor for the 2016/2017 season. Fortunately for Jimmy, his football dreams came true and was off to Europe to play. Thanks to James he put a good word in for me and AUFC offered the new player coming in to fill his boots, their player sponsorship for the season. With no grand expectations, my sponsorship fortunes took a grand turn, to form a short, but exceptionally brilliant proud player sponsor partnership with Stefan Mauk.
Coincidence or not, the first match I took my girls, Kashalia and Taylor, to watch Stefan, we sat next to a delightful elderly gentleman and his daughter. The girls were so excited and proud, but as it turned out so were the two people we were sitting next to, Stefan's grandfather and mother. And so a brilliant, passionate game day relationship between us all was formed.
The girls and I will be forever grateful to James Jeggo for encouraging us to become involved with the club and to Stefan and his family for allowing us to be a part of his personal professional, highly successful football journey and of coarse the Adelaide United family for the opportunity to be a part of football history. The memories the girls and I have shared from season 2015/2016 will never be forgotten and we are beyond proud of Stefan and the teams achievements to overcome a season start less than desirable to become A-League Champions.
Thank you Stefan and best of luck with all your football dreams, desires and goals.
So as a result of having such a highly successful player partnership, I am continuing it this season under my new banner, Ray White Rachel Lawrie. So who will it be? Stay tuned to find out over the next few weeks.