Community Club Shines Light on Mackay

Two of Mackay’s most recognisable brands will team up again to help grow the next generation of sporting heroes while putting the region on the map.

Mackay Airport will today pledge its continued major sponsorship of the Mackay Cutters rugby league club, the breeding ground for some of the game’s most respected and successful national players, including the Cowboys’ Michael Morgan and Jason Taumalolo.

The 2023 season is set to be a memorable one for the Cutters, who will also today reveal a brand-new jersey, a “throwback” design modelled on their premiership 2013 jumper.

Mackay Airport Head of Operations Adrian Miles said the partnership with the Cutters made sense from both a community and business perspective.

“The Mackay community are invested in the Cutters’ success and the atmosphere at the game is incredible. There are people who have been members since the very beginning, with the same seat, and they are at every single game rain, hail or shine,” he said.

“The Cutters’ reach goes well beyond Mackay and their games help to promote travel to Mackay and further put the region on the map. The club and players are viewed as ambassadors for Mackay, and they provide great, positive exposure.”

“The club is also a vital pathway for junior players in town. Who knows – some of the juniors now could be the next Cowboys. Supporting community clubs at a grassroots level is a long-term investment in our town and future role models.”

Mackay Cutters Chief Executive Officer Mitch Cook said values such as community and inclusivity were integral to the club.

“We are very grateful for the support of our community; it really is second to none,” he said.

“Having the backing of well-known corporate partners like Mackay Airport means it’s also a priority for us to reinvest in our town and give back at every opportunity. For us, it’s more than us just turning up at games, we want to be involved.”

“Support for our club is an investment in the Mackay region. We are dedicated to our players’ growth, not only on the field, but also toward their education, job opportunities and as serving members of the community.”

The Mackay Cutters are due to face off against the Northern Pride and Tweed Seagulls at BB Print Stadium Mackay on March 18.