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Vodafone backs Marists 7s

Vodafone Fiji has again reiterated its support for rugby in the country by announcing a sponsorship worth of $15,000 for the Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens tournament. Vodafone Fiji chief operating
10 Mar 2018 11:00
Vodafone backs Marists 7s
Marist 7s tournament President Lawrence Tikaram, Vodafone COO Ronald Prasad and Event Director Miriama Sailosi at the launch of the 47th Marist 7s on the 8th of March,2018.Photo: Simione Haravanua.

Vodafone Fiji has again reiterated its support for rugby in the country by announcing a sponsorship worth of $15,000 for the Fiji Bitter Marist Sevens tournament.

Vodafone Fiji chief operating officer Ron­ald Prasad said they were proud and excited to be part of the event, which is much more than just 7s rugby.

“The 42nd Fiji Bitter Marist 7s has come a long way in supporting grass roots rugby de­velopment in Fiji,” he said.

“Platforms of this nature continue to churn many big names that have gone and played for Fiji and secured lucrative con­tracts abroad. William Ryder, Jerry Tuwai and Amenoni Nasilasila are some players that were spotted in the Marist Sevens.”

Prasad said: Vodafone Fiji is passionate about results and within our sponsorship tenure, the national sevens team brought home the country’s first ever Olympic gold medal and back-to-back World Rugby Sevens Series title. We are optimistic that our con­tribution towards the upcoming Marist Sev­ens will help in staging yet another cracker of a tournament and in the process help dis­cover more new talent.”

Prasad said to successfully deliver a spec­tacle of this magnitude with 64 men and 12 women’s teams requires among many other things, reliable communications and ICT services.

“We are proud to be the preferred telecom­munications and ICT solutions partner for the biggest and oldest sevens tournament in Fiji. As part of our sponsorship, we are providing phones, airtime and internet for streaming.

“We share similar characteristics and pas­sion for the game and of course excitement and anticipation of what the Marist Sevens has to offer come, March 23.”

The tournament will be played from March 23-24 at the ANZ Stadium in Suva.

Edited by Leone Cabenatabua

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