Rugby | SPORTS

Vodafone Steps In To Back Flying Fijians

Vodafone Fiji is the official sponsor of the Flying Fijians for the World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup, which kicks off at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, next Saturday, July 2.
24 Jun 2022 16:15
Vodafone Steps In To Back Flying Fijians
Fiji Rugby Union chief executive officer John O’Connor (eft) and Vodafone Fiji chief marketing officer Rajnesh Prasad during the signing of the sponsorship agreement at the Vodafone headquarters in Tamavua, Suva, on June 23, 2022. Photo: Sereana Salalo.

Vodafone Fiji is the official sponsor of the Flying Fiji­ans for the World Rugby Pa­cific Nations Cup, which kicks off at the ANZ Stadium in Suva, next Saturday, July 2.

The Vodafone Flying Fijians is to face Tonga, Samoa and Australia A in a three-week competition, with the second and third round to be played at Churchill Park, Lautoka.

Also, it was confirmed yesterday that talks are ongoing as Vodafone

Vodafone is also having discus­sions with FRU in terms of a long term sponsorship for the national rugby team

Vodafone Fiji chief marketing of­ficer Rajnesh Prasad said that rug­by is at the heart of our nation and it brings out cheers and highlights the true spirit of togetherness.

Prasad indicated the sum will not be disclosed as per agreement with Fiji Rugby Union.

“The amount we have with FRU is quite significant,” Prasad said.

“We are keen to renew and take things forward.

“We are looking at Fijiana, Flying Fijians and all our existing spon­sorship.

“We doing a review with all our sponsorship with FRU and see what are the things we can take for­ward.”

FRU chief executive John O’Connor extended his gratitude to Vodafone Fiji for the generous sup­port towards the July international meets.

“The partnership will give our brand a stronger global presence as fans will also have an opportunity to witness world-class professional Flying Fijians playing after two years.

O’Connor added: “We are thankful to Vodafone for their steadfast sup­port and their loyalty and ongoing trust through sponsoring the Fly­ing Fijians for the Pacific Nations Cup”.

Vodafone’s long-term association with sports and long-standing part­nerships have yielded impressive results over the years, whether in local or international tournaments.

They are sponsors of

  • Primary Schools (Kaji Rugby)
  • Secondary Schools (Deans Tro­phy)
  • National Under-20 rugby team
  • Vanua Championship (16 provin­cial district teams)
  • And its latest commitment- Fi­jian Drua (Super Rugby Pacific)

Vodafone was also the Flying Fiji­ans sponsor for the Northern Tour last year.

Feedback: sereana.salalo@fijisun.com.fj



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