They may only be starting out with their rugby league journey, but for rugby league in the Pacific Island country of Vanuatu, they have hit the jackpot – securing a 1-year deal with Ford AutoDis, as their new major sponsor.
The new sponsorship will see the Ford logo appear on the Vanuatu jersey, as well as on their training apparel and leisure wear.
With the Island country getting ready to play in their first ever international game against Greece in Port Vila, Vanuatu rugby league have plans to further increase the exposure of their new sponsor, as well as the game in general – by hosting a major signing session 4 days out from their match.
Tom Carlo, the Chairman of the Vanuatu Rugby League, is thrilled to have secured a major partner for the rugby league side.
â€œThe VRL are delighted to have secured Ford AutoDis as our Platinum sponsor for the national team. Ford are a progressive and well identified brand, and like ourselves, they have great aspirations for their product. Through the partnership, the VRL will be working hard to maximise exposure of the Ford brand throughout Vanuatu, as to hopefully secure an ongoing partnership,” said Carlo.
The feelings were reciprocated by Ford AutoDis, with spokesperson Antonio Korikalo commenting on what the partnership means for both Ford, and for rugby league in Vanuatu.
â€œIt is exciting times for Ford here in Vanuatu, and we see this partnership with the Vanuatu national rugby league side as great fit for our advertising platform,” said Korikalo
“We recently launched the All-New Ford Ranger and I personally cant wait to see all our soon-to-be national heroes in the Vanuatu national rugby league side further assisting in the promotion of the Ranger and our other vehicles. We are very much behind the VRL and the ambitions they have for the sport of rugby league here in Vanuatu, and it will be a great occasion both on the October 20th when we play Greece and also in the lead up to that event.”