Manly announced yesterday that Harbord Diggers would be the new back of jersey sponsors to replace the previous sponsors. The Harbord Diggers Club is well known to beaches residents and is now part of the Mounties group, who are sleeve sponsors to the Eels. At one stage in previous years both Manly Leagues and Diggers investigated some sort of merger/partnership though this came to nought. It is good to have this local club on board, though some might argue that there is a conflict of interest between the club and Manly Leagues club. The sponsorship starts this weekend. The actual amount was not disclosed.