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Sponsor dollars for NZ U21 Netball Team

Sponsor dollars for NZ U21 Netball Team – a Dot Com first on the eve of World Youth Cup

AUCKLAND -- Monster.co.nz announced today its principle sponsorship of New Zealand’s under 21 netball team. Monster is the first Dot Com to aim its sponsorship dollars at a sporting team or event in New Zealand.

“As the international leader in online career sites, the Monster network specialises in firsts,” says Julie Cleeland Nicholls, Vice President of Marketing – Asia Pacific. “For Monster.co.nz’s first sponsorship, we have chosen a strong, dynamic team of young women that have what it takes to make it to the top. This is also the first time a dot com has taken a tangible form and supported New Zealand sport.”

The 2000 sponsorship deal – with rights to future years – will provide the team with new outfits, travel assistance, advertising dollars and support for ongoing development of the current team and up-and-coming talented players.

The team will now be known as the Monster Under 21s. They depart from Auckland on 14 July for the World Youth Cup in Wales from July 20-29.

Monster Under 21s comprises:
Adine Harper (Captain – Otago Rebels and Silver Ferns) Jodi Te Huna (Vice Captain – Capital Shakers)
Daneka Wipiiti (Western Flyers) Jodi Whitmore (CMTV Cometz)
Angelina Yates (Otago Rebels) Jenna Swann (Otago Rebels)
Maree Grubb (Canterbury Flames) Allison Toi (CMTV Cometz)
Tata Pate (Otago Rebels) Jennifer Ferguson (Otago Rebels)
Jolene Henry (Western Flyers) Rachel Rasmussen (Auckland Diamonds)
Georgina Salter (Coach) Sharon Kearney (Physio)
Jackie Barron (Manager)

“Monster.co.nz’s decision to become our primary sponsor for the under 21s is exciting news,” says Netball New Zealand CEO Shelley McMeeken. “Their support enables us to maximise our winning potential by boosting our team’s image and subsequently our confidence.”

“Our team is well and truly primed for this tournament having recently participated in the Fisher and Paykel Series with matches against Team Pasifika and the World 7. With our match fitness levels, and new look, the Monster Under 21s have a real chance of coming home triumphant.”

The sponsorship was announced on a harbour cruise this afternoon to farewell the team.

“We’re in the business of assisting people in taking charge of their life and career path. We are committed to helping those entering the job market for the first time to best utilise their skills and experience. Sponsoring the Monster Under 21s is an extension of this commitment,” Ms Cleeland Nicholls said.

ENDS

About Monster.co.nz

Monster.co.nz is the New Zealand portal for the world’s largest online careers network. Monster.co.nz connects the most progressive companies with the most qualified, career-minded individuals, offering innovative technology and superior services that gives both parties more control over the recruiting process. For candidates, Monster.co.nz offers advice on all aspects of their career and working life as well as presenting opportunities with leading employers across all sectors around the world. The Monster.co.nz communities for the Dot Com, Campus, Health Care, Human Resources and Public Sector arenas offer specific advice for careers within those communities – whether candidates are looking to expand their horizons or enter a new market altogether.

About Monster.com

Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers Web site. The Monster.com global network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, Canada and Europe. It now enjoys a strong presence across Asia Pacific with sites in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand. Further expansion is planned in Asia Pacific throughout 2000. More information about Monster.com is available at www.monster.co.nz. Monster.com is the flagship brand of the Interactive Division of TMP Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ: ‘TMPW’; ASX: ‘TMP’).

For further information, please contact:

Rachael Thomas
Director of Sales – New Zealand DDI: 09 307 2963
Monster.co.nz Mobile: 025 241 1503

Julie Cleeland Nicholls
Vice President of Marketing – Asia Pacific DDI: 61 2 9908 9321
Monster.com Mobile: 61 409 155 894

Sarah Adamson
Account Executive DDI: 04 472 4190
Shandwick International Mobile: 021 687 278

URL www.monster.co.nz

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