The team at Hot Water Nurse is extremely disappointed with the NRL’s decision to exclude the Cronulla Sharks from the inaugural NRL 2018 Women’s Competition. We believe women in the top levels of sport don’t receive the same level of support and opportunities as their male counterparts which is a similar story in the trade industry specifically plumbing which is very male dominated.
As a young and continuously expanding company we wanted to do something that was positive in women’s sport while expanding the Hot Water Nurse brand nationally across Australia. The potential long term partnership with the Cronulla Sharks who have been pioneers and at the forefront of progress in the women’s sport especially in Rugby League was a natural fit which is why we had committed to a jersey naming rights sponsorship, should the license submission had been successful.
We share the clubs disappointment and really feel for everyone involved at the Sharks. We would like to thank the Cronulla Sharks for the opportunity to be part of NRL history and something bigger and hope they keep going with their continued commitment to offer the same opportunities to women as they do to men in sport. We have left the door open to be part of the Cronulla Sharks family if the NRL’s decision changes in the near future however we have a very clear vision and mission for Hot Water Nurse to be Australia's premium hot water system supply, repair and installation company.
We will continue to look and expand our options for major partnerships opportunities to achieve our vision.