Basketball Gets Support
Coca-Cola Amatil (Fiji ) Ltd will be the official beverage and sports drink partner for the FIBA U18 Oceania Basketball Championship which starts on Monday in Suva.
Powerade and other beverages will be supplied during the regional event to all athletes and officials.
Basketball Fiji’s chief operations officer, Laisiasa Puamau said the competition will be tough with teams from around the region but the sponsorship will boost the performance of the players.
“The level of competition is expected to raise the bar higher especially with world ranked teams from the regions participating,” Puamau said.
“This sponsorship from iconic beverage brand, Coca-Cola Amital (FIJI) Ltd will assist in the performance and recovery of athletes at the FIBA U18 Oceania Basketball Championship.”
Coca-Cola Amital (FIJI) Ltd general manager Roger Hare said they are proud to be supporters of the tournament.
“We are tremendously proud to be involved in the tournament, anything that promotes sport and a healthy lifestyle,”Hare said.
“It is a great honour to be associated with the tournament with amount of teams turning up we know that it will be a good competition.”
The Oceania Basketball Championships will see 168 athletes from Australia, Fiji, Guam, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tahiti compete for first place in both the men and women’s category for the U18 division.
The winners in each category will qualify for the U19 World Championship 2017.