The Melbourne Rebels continue to ride a strong wave of commercial momentum on the eve of the 2023 Super Rugby Pacific season, announcing Ralph D’Silva Motor Group as the Club’s Official Car Partner.
Having partnered with the Rebels in 2013, the exciting new deal sees the locally based Motor Group commit to Melbourne’s stand-alone Super Rugby team for the next three years, while also supporting Rugby Victoria, as ‘the game they play in heaven’ continues to rapidly grow across the state.
Ralph D’Silva Motor Group have been servicing and selling new and used vehicles across Victoria for over three decades, with the family owned and operated dealership going on to win multiple awards for its outstanding performances in sales, services and customer satisfaction.
The company has a strong reputation for engaging in the local community with its support of local charities, events and sporting clubs, aligning perfectly with the Melbourne Rebels’ ambitions of enriching the lives of its Victorian community.
The D’Silva family also holds a special connection to the Rebels, with Ralph being a Foundation Shareholder.
Melbourne Rebels CEO, Baden Stephenson, said the Rebels were delighted by the announcement.
“We are so excited to have such a long-standing supporter of Melbourne Rebels and Victorian rugby rejoin our corporate family,” said Stephenson.
“A cherished member of our Club, Ralph D’Silva and the entire D’Silva family embody everything the Melbourne Rebels stands for, so this a great partnership and something both parties can be immensely proud of.”
Rugby Victoria CEO, Chris Evans, echoed Stephenson’s comments.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ralph D’Silva Motor Group back into the Victorian rugby family. Ralph D’Silva and the D’Silva family have been incredible supporters of Victorian Rugby for over three decades,” said Evans.
“We are proud to be partnering with such a well-respected and community-focused organisation and we look forward to embarking on a journey with the Preston group of dealerships with a great sense of excitement about what we can achieve together over the next three years.”
A passionate rugby supporter, Ralph D’Silva said his company was excited for the years ahead, working side-by-side with the Melbourne Rebels.
“We love the Rebels, we love the Wallabies, and that’s a passion our company has had for a long time, “said D’Silva.
“I’m personally thrilled to be part of this great Club in a more significant way, and we’re all so excited for the season ahead, and the next three years supporting the Melbourne Rebels and Victorian rugby.”