December 5, 2022 /
Canterbury Rugby League (CRL) are excited to announce their latest naming rights sponsorship agreement with NZ MEP Fabrications. This sponsorship is specific to CRL Referees.
NZ MEP Fabrications and Future BIM Pacifica Managing Director Darren Littlewood says, “it is with excitement that NZ MEP Fabrications and Future BIM Pacifica partner with Canterbury Rugby League to support our referees”. Referees are integral to our game. Often undervalued for the mahi they do, and constantly under the microscope, it is our aspiration along with CRL to lift the profile and value of refereeing in Canterbury and ensure our referees are valued and respected by all. Our sponsorship will help support pathways, create awareness and the lift the profile of refereeing in Canterbury whilst also support our referees with their own development needs. CRL have assembled a group of quality people to referee youth and senior rugby league in 2023, some with potential to go onto higher honours and we are thrilled to be part of this. In announcing the sponsorship agreement Canterbury Rugby League CEO Malcolm Humm conveyed “this support is significant in terms of what we are trying to achieve with the referees in Canterbury”. Referees are integral to our game, ‘no referee, no game’, and we have a responsibility to support and provide develop opportunities to our referees. We are grateful to be able to partner with NZ MEP Fabrications with our plans of supporting referees. This is an exciting tine for rugby league in Canterbury.
NZ MEP Fabrications and Future BIM specialises in building services and the delivery of prefabrication, using the latest technology and building information modelling (BIM) methods. Their goal is to provide a cost-effective, responsive and accurate solution for their clients on a global scale. The team at NZ MEP and Future BIM are passionate about technological advancements and offers many years of collective knowledge in the field.
Traditionally within prefabrication, the main challenges faced when producing pre-fabricated materials were around inaccurate design drawings, ambiguity over site dimensions and uncertainty around existing services.
At MEP and Future BIM, they incorporate 3D scanning technology and BIM modelling into our process. In doing so, they can offer accuracy to the millimetre, thereby ensuring a more accurate and time-effective result compared to others who continue to use dated manual methods.
The partnership formally commences on 1 January 2023.
CRL will be communicating further supporting sponsorship agreements specific to the CRL referees programme in due course.