SAINTS have further strengthened their partnership with South Stand sponsors Solarking.The agreement will see the company became the Club’s Official Green Partner and develop the successful existing relationship.Solarking supply, design, install and commission various micro-generation technologies including LED lighting, Solar PV and Thermal and Heat Pumps to commercial and domestic customers.They sponsored the South Stand in Saints’ inaugural season at Langtree Park and the agreement realises a significant investment in the club.“This partnership demonstrates we are leading the way in green innovation,” said Saints Head of Sales and Marketing Dave Hutchinson. “Solarking will become our Official Green Partner – a unique symbol of our commitment to sustainability.“Solarking have shown fantastic support for Saints since day one of our new home here at Langtree Park and to further strengthen our partnership is typical of the loyalty a local company such as Solarking give to the club.“We are looking forward to many new initiatives and working together in the future.”Andy Mikhail from Solarking added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Saints. There is a strong synergy between both our brands and we are looking forward to developing that relationship further.”Solarking will write a Green Energy Blog each month to keep fans and commercial partners up to date with the latest news and will sponsor a special half time game which is sure to keep all fans and guests entertained.You can find out more about Solarking by logging on to www.solarkinguk.com
NATHAN Brown expects his side to produce a strong performance at Castleford following their disappointing loss to Hull KR last Friday.He reiterated the comments ahead of this Sunday’s clash at the Wish Communications Stadium.“The reality was we played bad wet weather football and they played smart wet weather football,” he said. “We expected to do better on the back of our two previous performances and we competed hard to give ourselves a chance, but didn’t kick well or play to the conditions.“Hull KR didn’t play a great deal better, but they kicked the ball early and put it on the ground.“We could have had Sonny Bill Williams on the right and it wouldn’t have mattered as we didn’t play smart. Poor old Stuart (Howarth) copped fair amount of flak but he didn’t get a chance to have an impact on the game. It’s probably not fair on him and he played with a nasty injury too. There’s a certain type of footy to play in wet weather and we didn’t do it.”He continued: “I’ve been involved at several clubs where there has been big change – we went through mass change twice at St George – but I know what we are doing here is right. However, the reality is the squad is fit and more than capable of doing well if we all buy in together.“When players are leaving it can go two ways – it can finish bad or players can go out on a high. A lot of it has to come from within the group and the departing players.“One we have just announced, Francis Meli, told the boys last week he was leaving but he wants to have a big finish.“But the reality is people know there are a lot of players going and we have young kids and well documented ones coming in. But everyone would agree with the players we have fit, if we hadn’t have lost them in the long term, we would have won our fair share of games and we wouldn’t be having these conversations.“It’s no coincidence that when we got James Roby and Jonny Lomax back, Jon Wilkin returned from suspension and Gaz O’Brien came in we had good results. That’s why the weekend was disappointing. I’m still optimistic for the end of the year but we have to play well.“We have a lot to play for going forward. The boys take pride in how they play and I’m sure there will be a statement on Sunday.”Saints face a Castleford side fresh off the back of a win over Wigan on Sunday – but Brown wants his charges to focus on their own performance.“If we play how we can then we will be hard to beat,” he added. “Daryl (Powell) has done well since he went there and Rangi Chase is a great player but we have to concentrate on doing the stuff we can do well.”Tickets for Sunday’s game remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park and details are here.