Friday, 20 September 2002 12:00 AM

South Melbourne Soccer Club will tonight line up with the Laiki Bank on the front of it’s playing strips, when the Club takes on Newcastle in the opening encounter of the 2002/2003 National Soccer League season.

Laiki Bank has had a strong partnership with the club for a number of years and as announced at last weeks Season Launch, will proudly be South Melbourne’s Major Sponsor in season 2002/2003.

South Melbourne is delighted to be associated with the Laiki Bank, which has branches in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne and are partnered by world wide HSBC.

The Club looks forward to continuing its partnership with the popular bank and creating a successful relationship.

“We are thrilled with the Laiki Bank’s commitment to the Club and are delighted to have them on board as the Club’s Major Sponsor in season 2002/2003”.

“Through our positive relationship, I am sure South Melbourne can assist with the steady growth of the Laiki Bank in Australia. Our partnership will continue to develop and I urge all supporters and members to utilise the services of Laiki Bank as well as support all the Club’s sponsors”, says General Manager Steve Blair.

South Melbourne takes on Newcastle in tonight’s season opener at Energy Australia Stadium. Kick Off 7.30 PM.