Vanuatu’s National Bank, the National Bank of Vanuatu has continued its support of the Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL), signing on as major sponsor of the Port Vila Fire Ants in their upcoming 6th Annual Island of Origin fixture with the Santo Boars. The match to be held in Santo on Saturday 23rd September will also double as a selection trial for the Vanuatu Rugby League team for their upcoming Test Match vs Solomon Islands in Honiara (Solomon Islands) on Saturday 21st October.
National Bank of Vanuatu Executive Manger Banking Services, Tony Motuliki commented “We are very happy to sponsor the Port Vila Fire Ants for their upcoming game and continue to invest in the Vanuatu Rugby League. We were very impressed with the Vanuatu Rugby League through our involvement in 2016 and have been greatly encouraged by the domestic season built on the back on this in 2017. The Port Vila Rugby League and the Vanuatu Rugby League have made a commitment to invest in the youth of Vanuatu and it aligns with our practice of investing in the development of Vanuatu and its people.”
The sponsorship deal will see the National Bank of Vanuatu feature on the front of the Port Vila Fire Ants jersey in the upcoming match with the Santo Boars. It builds on the National Bank of Vanuatu’s sponsorship of the Vanuatu Rugby League Test team in 2016 during the teams 24-15 victory over the Solomon Islands. The National Bank of Vanuatu were a bronze sponsor and featured on the front of the teams playing and training shorts as well as sponsoring the man of the match award.
VRL President and Port Vila Rugby League Vice-President Tom Carlo commented on this deal “To have the support of our National Bank, to want to continue to invest in Rugby League is a major show of confidence in our new Governance structure of the VRL we put in place a year ago and comes on the back of our most successful domestic season in Port Vila to date. We thank the National Bank of Vanuatu for their ongoing support.”
A range of sponsorship opportunities, from major sponsorships right through to players sponsorships, are still available to sponsor the Vanuatu Rugby League team for their Test Match against the Solomon Islands. Enquiries can be directed to:
Board Member: Glen Craig - +678 556 6666 (Vanuatu based enquiries)
Board Member: Ben Howard - +61 414 775 703 (International based enquiries)