February, 2017 – Karma Resorts have renewed their partnership with the Road Safety Western Force & RugbyWA as ‘Official Resort Partner’ for 2017, continuing the excellent relationship forged at the club’s inception in 2005.
“Western Force players, staff and fans have enjoyed a special relationship with Karma Resorts throughout the years,” said John Spence, Chairman and Founder of the Karma Group. “We are hugely proud to continue supporting The Force in 2017 in Super Rugby and this year we are also expanding our commitment to rugby in the west with a new partnership with RugbyWA Juniors, supporting the growth and development of the next generation of rugby union players across WA.”
The close connection between Karma Resorts and the Western Force is evident at Karma Kandara, where the library is home to a wonderful collection of signed merchandise from past greats of the club including Matt Giteau, Scott Staniforth and David Pocock. Wallabies Rookie of the Year and Western Force star player Dane Haylett-Petty recently enjoyed a stay at Karma Kandara, enjoying one of his well-deserved 2016 season Karma Resorts Man of the Match prizes.
The partnership will see Karma Club members receive a host of rugby benefits throughout the Super Rugby Season, including tickets to all home games and access to competitions to win ‘money can’t buy’ experiences and signed merchandise. The Karma Club team will have a presence at all Road Safety Western Force Super Rugby home games and key rugby events providing WA rugby fans with rugby merchandise and complimentary Karma Club memberships.
Road Safety Western Force rugby families will once again be able to experience the wonders of Rottnest Island whilst enjoying a rugby master class with Western Force players at the ‘Dads & Lads’ rugby weekend. The event, now in its 4th year, provides opportunities for parents to enjoy quality time with their budding future Force players whilst enjoying the facilities at the wonderful Karma Rottnest Resort.
RugbyWA Juniors & Karma Resorts 2017 Partnership Announcement.
2017 will also see Karma Resorts enter into a new partnership with RugbyWA Juniors to support the growth and development of rugby union in Western Australia.
The partnership will provide a host of luxury holiday experiences at Karma Resorts to use in the Junior Executive’s rugby raffle which helps raise significant funds for the governing body. The Karma Club teams will be on hand at Junior Rugby carnivals to help sell Junior Rugby raffle books whilst providing complimentary Karma Club memberships (valued at $499 USD) and rugby merchandise to the committed parents who brave the winter conditions across the Perth Metro region.
Plans are underway to stage an inaugural junior rugby carnival on Rottnest Island. The event will utilize the island’s Oval playing field, which will be transformed into mini-rugby pitches for this unique tournament. Families will have the opportunity to extend their stay with a fantastic accommodation package at Karma Rottnest.
About Karma Group
Karma Group is an award-winning international travel and lifestyle brand offering extraordinary experiences in the world’s most beautiful locations and is headed by Chairman and Founder, John Spence, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010. In June 2013, John was invited to join leading entrepreneurs from around the world in Monaco to join the judging panel for the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year. In July 2013, John was honoured by the Yale University School of Architecture by being appointed the Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architecture Fellow for the fall semester 2013/2014 and has also been awarded a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship at UCLA in 2015. The Karma Group is comprised of Karma Resorts, Karma Retreats, Karma Royal, Karma Estates, Karma Beach, Karma Spa and Karma Boutique. In August 2016, Karma group and Sanctum Hotel Group announced a joint venture to develop a series of authentic rock ‘n’ roll styled and orientated hotels in strategic locations around the world, accompanied by an exclusive private membership club.