Bushpigs Back at the Banjo in 2024 and Beyond

Wednesday 10 January, 1:00pm AEST


The Jindabyne Rugby Union Club and Banjo Paterson Inn are thrilled to announce the renewal of their major sponsorship in 2024.

This reprisal of a decades-long association reconnects two of the town’s most iconic institutions. The Banjo, formerly known as the Aspen Chalet, was the founding sponsor of Jindabyne Rugby Union Club 40 years ago. The sponsorship existed for much of the rugby club’s first 25 years until it switched its support to the Lake Jindabyne Hotel from 2009.

Jindabyne Rugby Union Club President Matt Want is thrilled to see its original partner return to the fold.

“The Banjo has been part of the fabric of rugby in Jindabyne since the very beginning. Generations of Bushpigs have created memories on and off the field at the Banjo over the years, so this feels like coming home.”

“We’re looking forward to the opportunities this next chapter in our shared journey will bring.”

The new three-year deal for the Banjo Paterson Inn Bushpigs will see the famous watering hole prominently featured on the senior men’s team jerseys, as well as becoming the official post-match venue for the Men’s and Women’s teams.

Hotel staff will also support the rugby club’s volunteers by serving supporters in the club’s bar at Bushpigs home games throughout the season.

“The Banjo Paterson Inn has always been a strong supporter of local sport, and we look forward to expanding our contributions to the Jindabyne community through this sponsorship,” said Banjo Paterson Inn Licensee Cameron McKid. “The Bushpigs mean so much to Jindabyne, and we can’t wait to cheer them on over the next three seasons and beyond.”

With the switch in major sponsorship from the Lake Jindabyne Hotel to the Banjo Paterson Inn, Jindabyne Rugby Union Club President Matt Want acknowledged the Lake Jindabyne Hotel’s nearly 15 years of support. 

“We’re extremely grateful for their significant backing that helped our club grow immensely and achieve great success on and off the field.”

The club thanks the Lake Jindabyne Hotel and wishes them every success in the years ahead.


For more information, please contact:

Matt Want


Jindabyne Rugby Union Club

0422 378 717



Alandra Swain

Group Marketing Manager

The Banjo Paterson Inn

(02) 6456 2372