Phoenix Security to sponsor Thunder academy in 2019 Off Field October 29, 2018 Gosforth based Phoenix Security will be the new sponsor of Newcastle Thunder’s academy teams in 2019, with the company’s branding set to adorn the shirts of both the club’s under 16s and under 19s teams. Looking to build on a breakthrough year where victories over Leeds Rhinos, Wakefield Trinity and Widnes Vikings were among the eye-catching results and where three players graduated into the club’s first team alongside a further three making their senior debuts, Phoenix’s support will continue to allow the development of homegrown players. Established in May 2000, Phoenix Security has offices in Leeds and London alongside Newcastle and provide door supervisors and venue security solutions to pubs, clubs and events across the UK and Northern Ireland. Using fully trained and licensed security personnel, Phoenix provides their expertise to over 400 venues, with growth over the last 18 years seeing the company now enjoy national coverage. Phoenix Security MD Steve Howe said: “Phoenix Security are proud to be the main sponsor for Newcastle Thunder’s Academy team, having worked with Newcastle Rugby providing stewarding for the last four years it’s great to able to support the future of rugby league in the North East” Newcastle Thunder GM Jordan Robinson said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Phoenix as a new local company into the club as supporters of the academy and succeed Gunpoint for 2019. The support of the academy is crucial to helping provide these young players with a rich environment to learn in and it is very much appreciated.