Woodville-West Torrens’ home ground will now be known as Maughan Thiem Kia Oval as the Eagles welcome recruit Jordan Foote into the fold for 2019.
Loyal naming rights sponsor Maughan Thiem will extend its partnership with the Eagles until the end of 2020, the two parties beginning their prosperous union in 2013.
Eagles chief executive officer Luke Powell said the club was delighted to continue its relationship with Maughan Thiem, with the Maughan Thiem Kia Store opening in August this year.
”The Woodville West Torrens Football Club feel proud and privileged to continue our strong and prosperous relationship with the Maughan Thiem Automotive Group,” Eagles chief executive Luke Powell said.
”Daniel Thomas and his team have been outstanding supporters of our football club for a long time, we are thrilled to have our home ground called Maugahn Thiem Kia Oval for the next two years, while in the process promoting such a wonderful South Australian brand.”
Thomas, Maughan Thiem Auto Group Chief Executive, said he was proud to continue his company’s strong relationship with the Eagles.
”We are proud to continue the partnership for a further 2 years with the Eagles FC,” Thomas said.
”Our team is committed to stand by our company trademarks as we strive to be ‘pillars of the community’ and this sponsorship is one way we can commit to this statement.
”We also see the new age of the Eagles commencing with the appointment of the new senior coach Sam Lonergan as an opportune time to brand the oval with another one of our trusted motor brands in KIA.”
As the Eagles adjust the name of their Woodville venue, they have also secured another promising player in former Sydney Swans Academy graduate Jordan Foote.
Measuring in at 184cm and 81kg, the 22-year-old will join former Gold Coast Sun Jesse Lonergan in adding plenty of midfield grunt at the stoppages for new coach Sam Lonergan next season.
Foote managed just six NEAFL games in 2018 due to injury but averaged more than 20 disposals as he continued to build on being named on the wing of the 2016 NEAFL Team of the Year.
”’We are delighted to have Jordan sign with the Eagles.,” Powell said of Foote, who played six AFL games for the Swans in 2016 and 2017.
”We have been keeping a very close eye on Jordan, he will become a fourth generation player with the club dating back to his great grandfather playing for West Torrens.
”Jordan will add a lot of strength, class and speed through our midfield both inside and out.
”We believe Jordan is very suited to the SANFL competition and we are excited to have such an outstanding character at the Eagles to complement our playing group.”
Foote’s recruitment adds to the signatures of Lonergan, 2011 premiership player Jimmy Toumpas, Launceston youngster Jamieson House and former Richmond forward Ben Nason in what has been a promising off-season for the Eagles.