TNT Express to support Australian Rugby Union

TNT Express has extended its decade-long partnership with the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) for another three years until the end of 2016.

TNT Express’ support of match officials includes sponsoring Super Rugby referees in Australia and working with the ARU to develop and deliver referee mentoring and recognition programs.

“We’re excited to continue our longstanding partnership with the Australian Rugby Union as they up the ante on recruitment and retention,” said TNT Express’ managing director – Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, Bob Black.

He said TNT Express shares the same priority with the Australian Rugby Union in promoting gender diversity in its workforce and recruiting women into a predominantly male industry. 

“Our Women in Transport campaign targets women into the non-stereotypical roles of drivers and dockhands – and it’s a campaign that we’re passionate about and will continue to drive into the future,” said Black.

The announcement coincides with the ARU’s gender and age diversity plan to increase the number of match officials nationally by 20 per cent over the next five years, with a particular focus on recruiting women and increasing the number of referees aged between 25 and 35, as part of its first ever Match Official Strategic Plan.

Image (L-R): Bill Pulver, Steve Walsh, Bob Black

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