Defending Champions of the Bluesky Super Nine Championships, Vaimauga Eels, received much needed assistance yesterday afternoon.
Thanks to Taula Beverages, the team received $60,000 to launch the Taula EELS Sponsorship for 2018 Super Nine Championships, which kicks off this weekend.
The ceremony was held at Taula Beverages Office at Taufusi.
General Manager of Taula Beverages, Enele Westerlund, said this year celebrated the three year partnership between Apia Rugby Union and Taula Beverages.
He added it’s also a milestone achievement for the company to also continue their support for local rugby.
“Over the years, Apia Rugby Union has helped develop the rugby skills for our local players and as 100 percent local company, we are proud to support Apia Rugby Union.
“As a young company ourselves, we couldn’t have done it without the support of our customers, people such as the Apia Rugby Union, its members, players, family and friends.
“It is the culture of support for each other striving to uplift one another that make us the Samoans we are today.”
Mr. Westerlund emphasized the partnership aims to further assist in the development of the local players and local communities.
He also congratulated Apia Rugby Union for their excellence and performance in the game of rugby so far.
Manu Samoa Head Coach and President of Apia Rugby Union, Fuimaono Titimaea Tafua, acknowleged Taula Beverages and their assistance on behalf of the Vaimauga Eels franchise.
The Vaimauga Eels is scheduled this weekend to take on Aana Chiefs as the main match for this week at the Apia Park Stadium.
The match kicks off at midday for the Under-20 clash with the Senior A at 2:00pm.