Caption: The Nadi side receiving the new set of jerseys from Jacks of Fiji this morning. Photo: HARSHIL KUMAR.
By SHALENDRA PRASAD
The Nadi Rugby Union has received a major boost for the new season – thanks to Jacks of Fiji for teaming up with the champion side once again this year.
In a short ceremony this morning, the management of Jacks handed over the new set of jerseys to the side at their Adidas Nadi outlet this morning ahead of the team’s first Skipper Tuna Cup encounter against Naitasiri tomorrow at Ratu Cakobau Park.
“Jack’s of Fiji is sponsoring the Nadi Rugby Team this year again,” confirmed Jacks General Manager business development Babu Bhai Chawda.
“Nadi being the hometown for Jack’s of Fiji, this sponsorship is our contribution to the Nadi community at large,” Mr Chawda said.
He said Jack’s has pledged a substantial amount for sponsorship in cash and kind to Nadi rugby.
“This will be topped up by special bonus payments if Nadi wins the Skipper Cup and the Farebrother Trophy.
“Jack’s of Fiji also has a license agreement with NRU for the manufacture and sale of the “O Nadi Ko” Nadi rugby merchandise and this is available from our retail outlets. We are confident that Nadi rugby will perform well this year,” Mr Chawda concluded.
Nadi Rugby media liaison officer Rusiate Ratakele thanked the management of Jacks of Fiji for their continued support towards the team.
This week’s Skipper Tuna Cup fixtures are as follows:-
Friday, 11 April 2014 – Tailevu v Lautoka (Ratu Cakobau Park)
Saturday, 12 April 2014 – Naitasiri v Nadi (Ratu Cakobau Park)
Saturday, 12 April 2014 – Vatukoula v Nadroga (Theodore Park)
Saturday, 12 April 2014 – Suva v Northland (ANZ Stadium)
Saturday, 12 April 2014 – Ovalau v Tavua (Nasau Park)
Saturday, 12 April 2014 – Namosi v Macuata (Thompson Park)