The club is excited to announce that after four years in partnership, Auto Tech, the club’s exclusive auto repair partner and naming rights partner of the De La Dino’s (Mens Over 35’s), have extended their sponsorship agreement by a further two years through to the end of 2022. President Matt O’Callaghan was thrilled with the news.

“For us, like all local clubs, 2020 was particularly difficult financially, and Auto Tech stuck by us. To then extend by two years is not only an outstanding show of support, it speaks to the mutual values that we as a club, and Matt, Marcus and the team at Auto Tech share. We’re loyal, we’re passionate about the local community and the De La family, and we’re committed to working together to ensure De La is successful on and off the field. I strongly encourage everyone in the Blue & Gold family to visit Auto Tech in Malvern East for their vehicle servicing, they’re located a three minute drive up Waverley Road from the club and are offering everyone in the De La Footy club family a 10% discount when they mentioned their affiliation with the club which is outstanding. I thank Matt Webb, Marcus Zammit and the entire team at Auto Tech Malvern East for their unwavering support.”

Specialising in European luxury vehicles as a trusted dealership alternative, Auto Tech has also provided new car servicing, fleet servicing, general repairs, roadworthys and more to the local communities of Malvern, Malvern East, Glen Iris and beyond for over 20 years. In recent years, Marcus Zammitt and Matt Webb opened a second site owing to local demand, Malvern East Auto Tech, who will be our club partners going forward.

Marcus Zammit, co-owner and general manager of Auto Tech Malvern East, can’t wait to meet more of the De La fold. “We love the Malvern East community and we’re thrilled to continue our partnership with De La, who have been a huge presence in the heart of our beloved 3145 area for over 60 years. We care for every customer’s vehicle as if it were our own, and we welcome everyone at De La to the Auto Tech family, and our workshop at 149 Waverley Road.”