Wests Tiger partner with Pepper Money ahead of new season
Australia12 January 2023

Wests Tigers Club is proud to announce non-bank lender, Pepper Money as its new Coaches Partner for the 2023 NRL and NRLW seasons.

Wests Tigers is delighted to welcome Australia’s leading non-bank lender, Pepper Money to the club as an official Premier Partner.

The Pepper Money partnership is linked to Wests Tigers new-look coaching teams, across both the NRL and NRLW competitions. The sponsorship will include branding on apparel worn by head coaches Tim Sheens and Brett Kimmorley, as well as their assistants.

Pepper Money will also appear on Wests Tigers media backdrop and coaches’ box at all Wests Tigers NRL and NRLW home games in 2023.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe says the Pepper Money partnership is one of several new developments as the club enters a new era.

“We’re thrilled that Pepper Money has chosen to align its brand with our club,” said Pascoe.

“This is another positive partnership for our club that comes at an exciting time as we continue to build our business.

Pepper Money is the leader in their field, delivering value and opportunity to many Australians that require a real-life approach to lending. Their business has thousands of customers in Sydney’s Inner West and South-west, and like Wests Tigers, shares a strong vision for women in sport.

Pepper Money is committed to being part of our club’s journey towards success in 2023, and I am confident this partnership will be a big success.”

Pepper Money’s Australian and New Zealand CEO, Mario Rehayem says he’s proud and excited to partner with Wests Tigers. “On behalf of the Pepper Money team, we are delighted to sign with Wests Tigers as their Premier Partner for both the NRL and NRLW Coaches for the 2023 season.

“It is clear we share common values, we are aligned on our objectives, and we are committed to helping people succeed through this partnership with the Wests Tigers.

Our partnership also aims to provide an opportunity to help educate a broader audience about non-banks and the options and opportunities we can deliver for Australians that get turned down by traditional lenders.

We’re thrilled to be a Wests Tigers partner and for what’s to come,” he said.

Pepper Money’s Chief Human Resources Officer Sue Kent also welcomed the partnership highlighting the alignment of values towards diversity and inclusion of women: “Pepper Money has a genuine commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion not only on the field – but supporting women to succeed in every aspect of life.

“When we considered our shared values which focus on diversity and inclusion, teamwork, and cultural community involvement, it was clear this partnership was an important investment,” she said.

Tim Sheens has spoken highly of his assistant coaches during the 2023 pre-season, Benji Marshall, Robbie Farah, David Furner, and Wayne Lambkin.  Sheens says his coaching team is thankful for Pepper Money’s support.

“Our job as coaches is to prepare the players and the team to win football games,” said Sheens.

“Through this sponsorship Pepper Money is helping us do that, and we thank them for joining our team.”

Wests Tigers will kick off the 2023 NRL season against Gold Coast Titans on Sunday 5 March 2023 at Leichhardt Oval.

The terms of Pepper Money’s sponsorship have not been disclosed.

For more information please contact:

Melissa Fanous
Pepper Money
Senior Marketing Communications Manager
0412 033 103

Chris Warren
Wests Tigers
Media Manager
0406 777 226