Media Release

SANFL and Torrens University extend partnership for three more years

August 7, 2020

By SANFL Media

SANFL is pleased to announce that Torrens University is extending its partnership for a further three years in a commitment to elite male under-age competitions.

The partnership will see Torrens University continue as naming rights partner of SANFL’s Under 16 and Under 18 Torrens University Cup elite boys competitions until 2023.

In addition, Torrens University will also remain naming rights partner of the State Under 16 and 18 male representative teams.

SANFL Chief Executive Officer Jake Parkinson welcomed the ongoing commitment from Torrens University, particularly in the current climate with the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re thrilled to have Torrens University extend its partnership with SANFL to ensure the continued success of our elite boys’ competitions and talent development programs at a time when we face significant financial challenges due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic,” Mr Parkinson said.

“While our State talent programs are currently on hold because of the pandemic, we are very fortunate to have the Under 18 Torrens University Cup competition up and running in season 2020.

“Torrens University’s commitment will enable us to maintain above benchmark results in talent development and AFL Draftees from SA on the back of SANFL-managed talent programs.”

As part of the partnership, Torrens University also offers SANFL players and staff the opportunity to be part of an industry-specific Bachelor of Business (sport and management) degree.

SANFL also welcomes students from Torrens University within various SANFL business divisions to learn business operations and undertake real projects as part of their studies.

Torrens University Vice Chancellor Alwyn Louw said:

“Torrens University is proud to be continuing its valued partnership with the SANFL. The Under 16 and Under 18 Torrens University Cup showcases today’s youth of AFL football and continuing our partnership allows the growth and development of the League.

“Collaboration and mutual support remains the cornerstone of strong and developing communities.

“Torrens University remains committed to actively participating in society both through our education and research as well as through sharing with our partners to impact the growth and wellbeing of our people.”