The Perth Wildcats recently held their 2021/22 Season Launch, taking time to reflect on what has been a rich and successful forty-year history for the club. As much as the launch was an opportunity to look back, it was also about looking towards the future.
The Club revealed its new ownership structure, a new head coach, and announced the exciting news that Pentanet’s principal partnership with the Perth Wildcats has been extended until the 2022/23 season.
‘These are exciting times for Pentanet, joining forces again with the Perth Wildcats and extending our commitment as the club’s principal partner,’ said Pentanet Managing Director Stephen Cornish, ‘Like the Wildcats, Pentanet is proudly at the top of its game. High-performance is in the DNA of both organisations, so it’s always a great match.’
Pentnet began its partnership with the Perth Wildcats at the commencement of the 2018/19 NBL season and has been a proud partner of the Club ever since
Pentanet Chief Marketing Officer Alison Balch said the partnership continues to build strength, even after an uncertain season in 2020/21 plagued by the challenges of COVID-19.
“The team has continued to outperform and outplay the competition, delivering non-stop entertainment for the Red Army — even when dealing with empty stadiums and capacity limits across Australia and New Zealand.
Our whole team at Pentanet shares the passion that the Red Army supporters have for our state basketball team, and we’re proud to continue our support of the Wildcats and the WA basketball community. Definitely looking forward to hearing the roar of The Jungle at RAC Arena for another season of ‘nothing but net’ for Perth!”
The Perth Wildcats are the prime example of a Western Australian team who weren’t the first to the party but have since taken over their league through consistent determination, innovation, and dedication to success (sound familiar?). The Wildcats joined the NBL in 1982, three years after the league’s formation, and went eight years without their first championship.
In 1990, the Wildcats made history by securing their first NBL championship victory. In the 32 years since, they have compiled an astonishing championship record with 16 grand final appearances and ten victories, more than any other team in the NBL. Perhaps even more impressive than the club’s championship record is that, since first making their NBL Finals debut in 1987, the Wildcats have appeared in 35-straight NBL Finals — a record unlike any other in Australian sport and a testament to Perth power.
We find the Perth Wildcats story so inspiring because we’re also here to prove that Western Australia has what it takes to take on the best. At Pentanet, we’re fiercely passionate about bringing innovative new technologies like neXus and GeForce NOW Powered by Pentanet to Australia and connecting WA homes and businesses to the high-quality internet solutions they deserve.
As a relatively young company in the Australian telecommunications sector, we’re excited to be kicking goals for WA well into the future, just like the Wildcats have been doing since 1987.