At EY we’re committed to building a better working world. It’s not just our purpose. It defines who we are, how we do it and why we do what we do.

We see diversity and inclusiveness as both a social responsibility and a crucial business imperative. Creating a work environment where everyone’s opinion is listened to and valued and LGBTI professionals can be authentic at work is a core element of this commitment. Creating a diverse and inclusive culture also supports our ambition to provide our clients with exceptional service. At EY, we bring people with diverse backgrounds, experience and perspectives together and leverage these differences to create high performing teams.

Part of our diversity & inclusiveness strategy is to equip our people with the skills to lead inclusively. We are proud to be a sponsor of the Sydney Convicts, a high performing team that role models these behaviours and hope that our relationship with them will facilitate similar learning and engagement amongst our people.

This sponsorship, which builds on our previous sponsorship of the 2014 Bingham Cup, supports our LGBTI colleagues and community and is part of our global commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Erilyan is a commercial construction business established by Karl Mayoh and Tim Curtin. Karl and Tim are big rugby fans and proud supporters of the Convicts and our efforts to improve the game they love by promoting diversity.

“Erilyan’s vision is to provide a boutique, highly-managed and cooperative service in the commercial construction sector. Our key values of honesty and integrity are integral to the business operations, and will provide differentiation while delivering specialised outcomes for key clients’’

Jason Smith fromTravel Managers Newtown has 19 years of industry experience specialising in Leisure, Corporate and Group airfares.

With Travel Managers there is no need to wait in queues or spend hours searching online. Jason Smith, your own dedicated Personal Travel Manager is available when you want and where you want – in the office, at home, nearby coffee shop, on the phone or via email.

Contractual arrangements with all major corporate and leisure travel providers ensures you competitive pricing on all mainstream and specialist travel products. Enjoy the convenience and security of Jason Smith, your own Personal Travel Manager who understands your unique travel requirements whether you are travelling for business or pleasure.

The Sydney Convicts are proudly supported by the Midnight shift. The Midnight Shift has been the Home of the Convicts since our first Rugger Bugger fundraiser in 2004.

The Convicts can be found at the Shift reliving their on-field glory and cutting up the dance floor on Saturday nights during the rugby season.

ACON and the Sydney Convicts have a wonderful longstanding community partnership. Convicts participate in ACON initiatives to promote community, health and action to End HIV.

An Invitation to Sponsor

The Sydney Convicts offer our valued sponsor partners the opportunity to be associated with one of the highest profile community sporting groups in Australia, which is a leader in efforts to promote inclusion and tolerance in the sporting environment.
Sponsorship of the Sydney Convicts offers:
– A close association with a high profile sporting group and leading promoter of diversity and inclusion in sport in Australia and internationally.
– Extensive visibility across the international gay rugby community and wider LGBTI community.
– Extensive visibility throughout the rugby and sporting community within Australia.

For more information on the benefits of sponsorship, please contact our Club President:

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