Title Sponsorship Of 2019 National Sevens Series
Roke Telkom, a Uganda-based telecommunications company and a public service provider of internet for voice and data communications has to day been announced the official Title Sponsor of this year’s National Sevens Series to be held across different parts of the country.
The tournament which will kick-off on the 25th May, 2019 at Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala will see 18 teams battle for the title. The tournament will run until end of August.
Rugby is arguably one of the fastest growing competitive sport in fan base numbers and has seen Uganda participate in a number of World Sevens Series championships including winning some trophies.
Speaking at the announcement, the Uganda Rugby Union President, Mr. Ramsey Olinga thanked Roke Telkom for supporting the sport and rallying behind the union by taking on the title sponsorship of this year’s National Sevens Series. He also unveiled the tournament name for 2019. “I want to thank Roke Telkom for being cognizant of the support the Union, teams and players needed this year and coming to rally behind us,” he said, adding that, “As is the tradition, this year’s series is named after Roke’sTitle Sponsorship is now the National Roke Telkom Sevens Series.”
Ramsey extended the union’s appreciation to the Guinness brand for accepting to provide support as a participating partner to the tournament.
Mr. Alex Bazirake, Roke Telkom’s Corporate Relations Manager in his remarks expressed the company’s gratitude to Uganda Rugby Union for the opportunity and pledged to continue to support the sport to the best of their ability. He explained that Roke Telkom took on this sponsorship because the brand is keen on supporting Ugandan sports,in addition to bringing internet to the region, more specifically through the company’s Roke Plus product that offers free internet in the evenings and throughout the weekend.
Mr. Bazirake said that, “We are proud to associate with Rugby in Uganda. When URU approached us, we were quick to accept the Title Sponsorship majorly because great rugby in nature and style represents who we are; fast, agile, relentless, robust and thrilling.”
He further narrated that, “As part of our sponsorship, we will be facilitating all competing teams and officials as well as providing referee uniforms and team training kits to allow them concentrate on their pre-match trainings and on delivering a thrilling experience to fans.”
“I would like to take this opportunity to reiterate Guinness’ commitment to rugby and restate how proud we are to be part of this tournament. The game and the players are a perfect embodiment of Guinness. Full of character, Bold and Made of More. It’s for that reason that our support for rugby is unwavering,” said Cathy Twesigye, Brand Manager, Premium Beers UBL.
Roke Telkom will also provide affordable Wi-Fi Rokespot internet connections on match-days including upcountry at locations where there is connectivity, while media will be treated to free internet from Roke Telkom through the tournament.