Company extends sponsorship deal

Swire Shipping staff and management alongside Drua players and management during the signing of Swire Shipping and Fijian Drua sponsorship extension yesterday at Legalega Industrial area in Nadi. Picture: NAVNESH REDDY

The major sponsor of Fijian Drua side- Swire Shipping announced the extension of its support as exclusive naming rights sponsor for a further two years yesterday.

According to Swire Shipping regional manager for Pacific Islands Alex Pattison said this partnership reinforces Swire Shipping’s longstanding commitment to the communities of Fiji and to aid the development of local sporting talent.

“As a longstanding supporter of sport in Fiji, we recognise the significant role that rugby plays in the nation’s culture and the impact it has on communities across the country,” said Pattison.

He added that they are extremely proud of the Fijian Drua’s achievement both on and off the field.

“We hope that our ongoing partnership will give the Drua vuvale (family), the continuity and support they need to continue representing the hopes and aspirations of Fijians at the highest level of international rugby competition.”

Drua CEO Mark Evans said Swire Shipping has contributed massively towards the establishment of a new Super Rugby Pacific team in Fiji.

“They are an outstanding partner and we are absolutely delighted that they have agreed to extend their sponsorship for another two years.

“Their brand is synonymous with the Drua and their support demonstrates a real commitment to the Pacific in general and Fiji in particular,” said Evans.

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