Phoenix Group delivers $100k in support for basketball team

Phoenix Power Coach Dale Iwanicki can't wait for the QBL season to start.
Phoenix Power Coach Dale Iwanicki can't wait for the QBL season to start. Tom Huntley

IF YOU needed a basketball term to describe the lucrative three-year sponsorship given to Gladstone's Queensland Basketball League teams it would be slam dunk.

Phoenix Group CQ has thrown its support behind the teams formerly known as Port City Power.

In honour of the new major sponsor, from this season the teams' name will be Phoenix Power.

Phoenix Group CQ marketing and media consultant Karina Brindley said Phoenix Group CQ owners Adrian and Catherine Hindley were glad for the opportunity to use their locally grown business to support the community.

"They've been quite keen supporters of the basketball for the last few years, amongst many other local charities and programs," Ms Brindley said.

She said as part of the deal, Phoenix presented $100,000 to Power in December.

The company will also provide the teams with a car for players from out of town and are looking to revitalise the fans' experience by creating a live-update smart phone app and $1000 half-way shots for randomly selected crowd members during women's and men's home games.

"They give substantial financial contributions but on top of that also help with infrastructure in making sure the team has what they need."

Phoenix Power president John Owens said the sponsorship deal would assist the club to "go to the next level".

"It allows us to become more professional and more competitive than we've been before," Mr Owens said. "It is such a tremendous break for the club to get the sponsorship."

He said the backing from Phoenix Group CQ, coupled with the continued support from other sponsors, had Phoenix Power sitting in a comfortable position heading into the 2013 Queensland Basketball League season.

Phoenix Group CQ owner Catherine Hindley said she was grateful for the hard-working staff who had helped the company grow, enabling them to give to the community.

"We look forward to cheering on Phoenix Power teams at the first game of the season on May 11."

Topics:  gladstone phoenix power queensland basketball league

Death threat to mayor, hospital staff assault heard in court

Peter Midgely leaves the Gladstone court precinct after getting bail.

Peter Midgely made threats to kill former mayor Gail Sellers

'Big relief': Emergency service boost with $150K fire station

START YOUR ENGINES: First officers Danny Devers, Errol Noye, Jason Polzin, Judy Ferrari, Colleen Yarrow, David Kretschmer, Jeremey Banks and Ron Barker from around the region hold up their keys to eight new Yellow Rural Fire Trucks.

"We've got it now and we won't give it up”

Santos sales boost softens blow of slumping oil price

CLAWING BACK: Santos reports a strong third quarter position off the back of bigger sales out of GLNG.

Revenue from LNG sales was $US227 million.

Local Partners

Top floor teams take out The Block's terrace week

Kim and Chris pictured on their winning outdoor terrace in a scene from The Block.

RIVALS Kim and Chris and Julia and Sasha tie in final week of work.

Bob Dylan slammed as 'arrogant' for Nobel silence

Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan.

Singer the controversial winner of literature Nobel

Shannen Doherty reveals fear of dying in post on chemo

Actor Shannen Doherty shared this image of her lying in a hospital bed after a chemotherapy session.

Actor has been fighting cancer since 2015

Eddie Redmayne's stage fright on latest Harry Potter film

Actor Eddie Redmayne stars in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Actor felt like kid again when he got to film with a wand

Salma Hayek: 'Trump planted story because I turned him down'

Actor Salma Hayek is the latest woman who says U.S presidential nominee Donald Trump acted inappropriately.

Salma Hayek latest woman to accuse Trump of misconduct

Brisbane snake catcher shows who's the Boss

Brisbane snake catcher Julia Baker returns in season two of Snake Boss.

Hit show Snake Boss is back for another season

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

Push to sell homes that flooded Gladstone's market

Suburban housing in Glenvale, Toowoomba, Friday, October 17, 2014. Photo Kevin Farmer / The Chronicle

URGENT push to cash-up first home buyers investing in Gladstone.

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.