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Sponsor stunts

Submitted by rickeyre on January 5, 2006 - 4:33am

Time to catch up on a few items over the past couple of weeks that I haven't mentioned previously over the next three posts:

Firstly, the annual Australia versus the Bombers six-a-side cricket match at Windy Hill on December 22. For two years running we have seen the Australian cricket team play the Essendon Football Club (that's Australian Rules to all you association football pedants) at cricket, and guess what, the Australian team is yet to win!

In 2004, the Essendon Bombers (and isn't that a politically incorrect nickname these days!) defeated the Australian, er... Aussies by one run. In 2005, it was a tie. How amazing, huh?

Even more amazing when you realise that Essendon FC and the Australian Test team are both sponsored by Hutchinson Telecommunications (ASX:HTA) through their 3 brand of 3G mobile phones.

Some related reading from the Essendon FC website, starting with a report on the 2004 victory: