Betfred have taken their opportunity to become the dominant sponsor of all 3 tiers of English Rugby League.
No numbers have been disclosed as yet to the monetary value assigned to each level, but hopefully it will be enough to help the teams towards the bottom of the chain.
Kingstone press cider was the previous sponsors of the Championship and Championship 1, the contract was up for renewal, however Betfred jumped on the opportunity.
The deal runs until the end of the 2019 season, meaning that the deal will expire at the same time as the Super League deal, this could be to negotiate a bulk deal for the 3 tiers, or to allow them to sever ties completely with the game.
One thing we can be certain of though, is that financial aid through the means of sponsorship will be provided for the smaller teams.