Nitto sponsors local sports awards

Nitto Australia has been announced as sponsor of the annual Knox Sport and Leisure Awards, which acknowledge and reward the dedicated volunteers in local clubs.

The Awards also recognise clubs that have worked diligently to provide positive programs and opportunities for the Knox community, and aim to create a more sustainable sporting landscape through the retention of current volunteers and attraction of new volunteers.

The Nitto Group supplies a raft of innovative products across 70 business fields in four core technologies: adhesion, coating, polymer function control and polymer analysis and evaluation.

Nitto Australia’s Sales and Marketing Director, Ben Mitchell, said the decision to partner with Council was part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program.

“It’s a natural progression for Nitto as customers have long been using Nitto black PVC tape as commemorative armbands during sporting matches to honour loves ones that have passed on,” he said.

“Our sporting connections include a 2018 campaign, where we partnered with the McGrath Foundation and turned backyard cricket pink by releasing the same tape in the charity’s famous pink colour.

“Nitto Australia is a strong advocate of the Knox Sport and Leisure Awards as we appreciate the unsung heroes that work behind the scenes to ensure sporting events go off without a hitch and provide players with the support they need on and off the pitch.

“Nitto started 100 years ago and we have been operating in Australia since 1982 where, just like Knox’s hardworking volunteers, we too have worked in the background supplying many industries and customers with innovative solutions and support.

“We look forward to meeting the volunteers and learning about their outstanding contribution to the community, which has given us so much since we arrived in the Knox municipality in 2017.”