Swire Shipping extends partnership with Drua

May 31, 2023 4:35 pm

Swire Shipping has today announced the extension of its support as an exclusive naming rights sponsor of the Fijian Drua for a further two years.

Regional Manager for the Pacific Islands, Alex Pattison says this partnership reinforces Swire Shipping’s long-standing commitment to the communities of Fiji, and to aiding the development of local sporting talent.

According to Pattison the team’s debut in 2022 was a significant achievement for Fijian rugby and they have continued to impress in the competition, showcasing exceptional talent and surpassing many preseason expectations.

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“For us, we have been a long-term supporter of Fiji. We recognize the significant role that rugby plays within Fiji, that nation’s culture and the impact on the communities that rugby has.”

The Fijian Drua, a professional rugby union team based in Fiji, is the youngest club in the Super Rugby Pacific competition.

Fijian Drua CEO, Mark Evans says nobody could have done more than Swire Shipping in helping and assisting the establishment of a new Super Rugby Pacific in Fiji.

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

He adds their brand is synonymous with the Drua and their support demonstrates a real commitment to the Pacific in general and Fiji in particular.

The Drua will be in action on Saturday in the last round of the Shop N Save Super Rugby Pacific, taking on the Reds at 4.35pm.

You can also watch this match live on the FBC Sports HD channel.