First Utility, an independent energy company that has captured less than 1% of the UK’s overall energy market, will sponsor Super League for three seasons in a deal that will reportedly see them pay around £750,000 per year for the privilege.
While it is a concern that the RFL did not release actual figures, it is good to see Super League get a major sponsor after the RFL disastrously gave away the naming rights two years ago in exchange for no money and some stickers on a few trucks.
Any amount of money that is coming into the game right now is good news. Clubs at all levels throughout the UK are struggling to stay alive after years of being under funded.
Now the challenge for the RFL will be have they provide club grants to 24 clubs across their two divisions under the new Super League/Championship structure that will come in for the 2015 season.
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