Digicel today announced a sponsorship with the Lautoka Netball Association to support its club competition for the next three years.
Digicel Fiji CEO, Farid Mohammed and LNA’s Interim President, Salanieta Drasuna signed the sponsorship agreement which provides $3,500 cash per season.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Lautoka Netball to support a much-loved sport and players at all levels across the country – we are partners with Punjas as major sponsors of the Fiji Netball Association.”
“Netball in the country is the highest participation sport for girls and women and we are excited that a key element of this partnership will focus on supporting grassroots development, ensuring there’s a competitive feel in the newly introduced under 12 and 15 years competition in Lautoka,” added Farid.
“We are All In for sports and communities. Netball clubs are such an important part of our local communities, and we are delighted to be working with Lautoka Netball to support the players, coaches, umpires and volunteers that are the lifeblood of the sport.”
LNA Interim-President, Mrs. Drasuna, said; “We are happy to sign this new partnership deal with Digicel and thank the company for coming to our rescue in these tough times.”
“We have managed to get a sponsor for our club competition for the first time in 22 years and Digicel’s support will mean that our players and clubs won’t have to worry too much about contributing to court fees every Saturday.”
There are 10 clubs confirmed to play in the under-12, 15 and open divisions with up to 60 teams in total playing for 13 weeks. The first round of club games start at the Lautoka multi-purpose courts tomorrow.