SunBet strike it lucky with WPPR

The Treble Team is proud to announce that SunBet, the online betting arm of Sun International, has joined the Western Province Professional Rugby (WPPR) family as sponsors of the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province teams.

SunBet, which offers a secure online platform through which bettors can bet on the outcome of games, will be an associate sponsor for both teams until the end of 2023.

The deal, which was exclusively brokered by the Treble Group, sees the Cape Town-based sports sponsorship agency securing a third sponsorship agreement that includes iconic sporting brands such as the Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras, Emirates Lions and the well-supported DHL Stormers and DHL WP.

Treble MD Kyle Nel is delighted with this new development and what value it brings: “Looking ahead we foresee exciting times in the rugby market with the unprecedented proposition of the DHL Stormers playing in the Pro16, which is a competitive northern hemisphere competition aligned with the top Irish, Italian, Scottish and Welsh clubs,” he said.

“Treble is proud to have played a major role in ensuring SunBet partners with a world-class rugby franchise that comes from a long and proud tradition of rugby excellence” says Nel. “We’ve recently seen SunBet partnering with the Six Gun Grill Cape Cobras and the Emirates Lions, so we are excited to see them joining forces with a leading rugby brand beginning a new journey with a new rugby stadium, which brings other exciting opportunities”

With SunBet being aligned with one of the oldest and most iconic rugby brands in the South African rugby, and now moving to the majestic Cape Town Stadium, there will be added value to the brands it represents. DHL Stormers are a team that has plenty of support around the country, and even the globe, having produced a number of leading Springbok stars over the years with talent that is the envy of other South African rugby teams.

The sponsorship makes SunBet the official sports betting partner of the teams, while the SunBet logo will feature on the shorts of the matchday kit of both the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province going forward.

WPPR is proud to welcome a sponsor of SunBet’s standing at the beginning of an exciting new era for the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province. The teams are at the start of a new chapter and SunBet’s support has further bolstered an impressive sponsorship portfolio, which links WPPR with top brands in the ongoing quest for excellence.

Sponsorship of the teams forms part of SunBet’s plans to expand its presence in the sports arena as it increases the number of games upon which bettors can bet on its secure, online, platform.

SunBet General Manager, Nitesh Matai, said that SunBet is proud to be associated with WPPR as a sponsor.

“Now fans can enjoy game time on TV as well as on our secure platform, where they can place bets against which team they think is most likely to win,” he said.

Treble activates Bestmed and WP School of Excellence sponsorship with motivational season launch

On Wednesday, 19 October 2016, Treble activated the official 2016/2017 season launch of the Bestmed WP School of Excellence programme, at Stellenberg High School in Stellenryk. This is part of Treble’s commitment as the account managers for the Bestmed WP School of Excellence sponsorship.

The Bestmed WP School of Excellence identifies young talent and creates a platform to prepare and develop the aspiring players with the skills they need in order to become the WP Rugby heroes of the future.

Parents and kids were invited to attend the launch. The highlight of the evening was guest speaker, DHL WP Rugby and DHL Stormers player Sikhumbuzo Notshe, who spoke about his journey from the Bestmed WP School of Excellence right through to the senior team. He left the players with words of encouragement; to remain humble and true to yourself.

Some of the U19 and U21 DHL WP Rugby players, Bestmed and WP Rugby management, were all present to show their support to the young players.

General Manager of WPRFU Amateur Rugby, Danny Jones, and Bestmed Executive of Sales, Marketing and Distribution, Chris Luyt, gave moving motivational speeches and handed the boys their Bestmed WP School of Excellence pins and goodie bags.

In addition, the evening marked the official launch of the “School of Excellence” tab on the Western Province Rugby website ( which will be the new home for all the latest Bestmed WP School of Excellence news and events.

Congratulations to all of those who are taking part in the Bestmed WP School of Excellence programme. We wish all the athletes every success. May your dreams and aspirations come true, as you embark on the journey to become the WP Rugby legends of the future.