Bupa announced as new Tasmanian State League naming rights partner

AFL Tasmania is thrilled to announce that Bupa is the new major partner, with naming rights, of the Tasmanian State League (TSL) – with the state’s premier footy competition now to be known as the Bupa TSL.

Today, Bupa and AFL Tasmania officially launched the 2018 Bupa TSL season with Peter Hudson and representatives from all seven clubs in attendance.

This three-year partnership establishes Bupa as a dedicated supporter of Tasmanian football, as well as the wider, local community.

“It’s fantastic to have Bupa on board as the league’s major partner. Bupa is a well-known and respected health and care company, with strong ties across the state. Bupa also has a proud history of supporting clubs in the AFL, and we’re thrilled to have them behind the TSL,” TSL Manager Carl Saunder explained.

“It has been a challenging period for the TSL and it is fantastic to have the support and backing of a reputable company that truly cares about Tasmania.”

“We are excited for the first bounce of the Bupa TSL season on Good Friday. It is shaping up as a great season with a balanced competition and exciting talent across our seven clubs,” Mr Saunder said.

Bupa has a strong presence in Tasmania and their relationship with the Apple Isle only strengthens with this new partnership, providing meaningful support to the local game.

Peter Hudson, Tasmanian born ex-AFL player and Bupa Australia’s Head of Marketing Development, confirmed the great opportunity of having Bupa partner with the TSL.

It’s terrific that Bupa is on board to help support Tasmanian football and the local community. I grew up in Tasmania and have seen how important football has been to the community over the years, and so it’s excellent that Bupa is able to help further support the great game.
Peter Hudson, AFL Legend