New major sponsor. THE Sea Eagles incredible year will hit another high at the end of the week with the club set to sign a lucrative three-year deal with a new major sponsor. Blindside understands hard-working Manly CEO Grant Mayer - who tried to have a mini-holiday after the clubÃ¢Â€Â™s terrific GF win but struggled with the Sea Eagles label in high demand - has all but secured the deal with the clubÃ¢Â€Â™s board approving the deal this week. Mayer would not divulge any details but we understand itÃ¢Â€Â™s an impressive deal given the current economic climate. Ballin yet to sign PREMIERSHIP-winning hooker Matt Ballin remains unsigned as the Sea Eagles get ready to prepare for pre-season training. The club have tabled a three-season deal for the impressive rake which he hopes to sign soon. No-one expects him to leave, but the sooner he signs, the better for all. We also hear Ballin is still keen to continue working as a personal trainer.