RLWC2021 announces key partnership with Vodafone

The technology communications company becomes the tournament's Official Technology Partner

9 Jun 2022

RLWC2021 announces key partnership with Vodafone

The technology communications company becomes the tournament's Official Technology Partner

The Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has today announced that Vodafone will be its official Technology Partner.

The tournament, which was postponed due to the pandemic, is set to take place in England from 15 October – 19 November and will be the first time the RLWC encompasses the men’s, women’s and wheelchair competitions within a singular event, across 61 games and 21 venues. 

Jon Dutton, Chief Executive, RLWC2021 said: 

“We are pleased to welcome Vodafone Business on board as our official Technology Partner as we look to create innovative and exciting ways for fans to engage with the sport of rugby league.

"With tickets selling fast and excitement building, the countdown is on for our tournament to make a real impact across local communities in this country and we are delighted to have the support of Vodafone to help us deliver the biggest, best and most inclusive Rugby League World Cup in history.”

Nick Gliddon, Director, Vodafone Business UK, said: 

“Our new partnership with the Rugby League World Cup is hugely exciting, and an important part of our ongoing support for sport in the UK. The Rugby League World Cup is a champion for diversity and inclusion, and we share those values and beliefs at Vodafone – we’re here to help bring to life the ‘Power of Together’ with this brilliant new partnership.”

This new partnership with the RLWC2021 further expands Vodafone’s commitment to support sport in the UK, post pandemic. The partnership builds on Vodafone’s new multi-year partnership with Wimbledon and the AELTC as Official Connectivity Partner, its role as Lead Partner for the British and Irish Lions 2021 Tour of South Africa, Lead Partner of Wasps Rugby and Netball, and Rugby Union Player Associations the Rugby Players Association (RPA), Rugby Players Scotland (RPS) and The Wales Rugby Players Association (WRPA).

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