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Delmege Commercial pulls out as main sponsor of Manly

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    Delmege Commercial pulls out as main sponsor of Manly

    By Dean Ritchie | September 19, 2008


    MANLY were last night rocked by the withdrawal of Delmege Commercial as their major sponsor - just one win from a second successive grand final appearance.

    The Daily Telegraph can reveal the Sea Eagles will today start their search for a company willing to pay $1 million a season to be their premier sponsor.

    However, Max Delmege, head of Delmege Commercial, will continue to be the club's part-owner. "It has been a sensational ride and I'm not going anywhere. I'm still one of the club's owners," Delmege said.

    Sea Eagles chief executive Grant Mayer denied the move would rock Manly's premiership aspirations.

    Mayer said the ideal length for a sponsorship would be three years.

    Delmege has been major sponsor for six years and came onboard in 2002 when Manly were 72 hours from going under.

    News of the drama leaked out at Manly's fan day yesterday afternoon at Brookvale Oval.

    But club champion Steve Menzies tried to calm Northern Beaches nerves with a prediction businesses would clamour to fill the $1million black hole left by the withdrawal of Delmege Commercial.

    ``It's sad Max is going as our sponsor but I am sure companies out there will want to be involved in a club like Manly,'' Menzies said.

    Eagles on hunt for new sponsor

    September 18, 2008 - 11:54PM

    NRL club Manly are on the look out for a new major sponsor after Delmege Commercial withdrew their $1 million support.

    Max Delmege, head of Delmege Commercial told News Limited he would continue as co-owner but the major sponsorship would cease.

    Sea Eagles chief executive Grant Mayer said it would not have an impact on the Sea Eagles' premiership aspirations.

    Delmege had been the major sponsor of the Sea Eagles for six years.

    © 2008 AAP

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