The Flying Fijians has received a major sponsorship boost after the world’s finest water company- Fiji Water committed $3.8million to the team ahead of the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Paris.
Prime Minister Honourable Sitiveni Rabuka made the announcement today at a press conference and stated that the Flying Fijians will now be known as the Fiji Water Flying Fijians.
“I wish to acknowledge and thank the generous owners of Fiji Water and The Wonderful Company, Stuart and Lynda Resnick whom I had the privilege to meet in Los Angeles last month,” he said.
“Executive Vice President Craig Cooper and his team who are here this week met with the Fiji Rugby Union team and were able to quickly come to agreement on this sponsorship for our national team.”
Now that the team has secured this very generous sponsorship to facilitate their participation, Prime Minister Rabuka added; “We the people of Fiji urge you to go get them boys”.
Acting CEO for the Fiji Rugby Union Mr. Sale Sorovaki said that they are extremely grateful to Fiji Water and acknowledged its significant support that will help put the team in a better position to win in France.
Fiji Water Executive Vice President, Mr. Craig Cooper conveyed the organisation’s gratitude to Prime Minister Rabuka for his support and the FRU leadership for the opportunity to sponsor the team.
He reaffirmed Fiji Water’s commitment for a strong and thriving partnership with Fiji.
“Our Fiji Water employees, along with our employees of the other companies, NPDL and Williams and Goslings, and our owners, Mr. and Mrs Resnickm, are committed to a strong and thriving partnership with the country of Fiji,” he said.
“As a large foreign investor, we will continue to look for new ways to participate in building Fiji’s economic importance in the South Pacific and around the globe”.
As part of the sponsorship deal, the Fiji Water logo will appear on the Flying Fijians kit and jersey during the Pacific Nations Cup. This will also include their training kit for the Rugby World Cup.
The Flying Fijians side will face Tonga, Samoa and Japan in the two test matches, as well as against France and England ahead of the world cup.