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The South Metro Junior Football League (SMJFL) is excited to announce that Thunder Insurance are the newest corporate partner to join the league. Thunder Insurance is a newly established insurance entity that aims to change insurance for the video gaming industry.

Thunder Insurance brings together in-depth insurance knowledge and understanding of the video gaming industry. The founders, Eayl Machlis and Paul Cowley, have more than 25 years of insurance experience between them.

The partnership will see the annual Lightning Carnivals now known as the ‘Thunder’ & Lightning Carnivals. The annual round robin tournament is a celebration of the season for the Under 8, 9 and 10 age groups and Thunder Insurance are excited to be part of the carnivals.

“Thunder Insurance is proud to partner with the SMJFL. The SMJFL upholds the same community values we do. It’s these values that drive us at Thunder Insurance to protect the interests of the younger generation, such as their Gaming interests, and also their families, for their detailed insurance needs,” Thunder Insurance Co-founder Eayl Machlis said.

“We look forward to getting to know the SMJFL community, participating actively in the SMJFL and being a trusted source of information when insurance needs arise.”

Above: Thunder Insurance will be the naming rights sponsor of the SMJFL Lightning Carnivals.

SMJFL Business Operations Manager Toby Boyle was pleased to welcome Thunder Insurance to the league’s corporate partnership program. “Thunder Insurance are a vibrant and industry leading company who are looking out for millennials. Both our organisations share the vision of being progressive and industry leading whilst developing our core business of supporting youth in their leisure pursuits,” he said.

“We look forward to working with Eayl and Paul in the second half of the season with some exciting initiatives at the Thunder and Lightning Carnivals and off-season as well.”

Thunder Insurance is bringing to market a unique set of insurance offerings, tailored towards the gaming community via its “Thunder Electronic Device Insurance”, through to its industry offerings such as “eSports Corporate Travel Insurance” for the emergence of eSports teams across Australia.

Furthermore, by understanding the inherent needs of Millennials most prized possessions, their electronic devices, for the first time an insurance product has been created with this market specifically in mind.

The world first insurance offering, “Thunder Electronic Device Insurance”, enables the protection of a gamer’s most valuable assets under one policy. Gamers can bind their risk in less than 90 seconds online and it is backed by one of Australia’s largest insurers, IAG. They can insure their consoles, desktops, laptops, monitors, headsets, keyboards, tablets,TVs and mobile phones.

Key insurance products also offered by Thunder Insurance include:

  • Public Liability
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Management Liability
  • Corporate Travel
  • Cyber Liability
  • Business Interruption
  • Equipment cover
  • Landlord Insurance
  • Strata Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Home and Contents

About Thunder Insurance

Thunder insurance is a specialist in offering coverage for gaming equipment used in professional environments such as esports and gaming cafes. It is based in Melbourne and launched in 2019.