Vanuatu Rugby League Sponsors Announced

Local corporations in Vanuatu, headed by Westpac Bank have been instrumental in securing the future of the Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL). Westpac has renewed its major sponsorship of the VRL for a further 12 months which will include the upcoming Test match when the VRL take on the might of the Asian Champions in the Philippines Rugby League team, known as the Tamaraws at Chapius Stadium on Saturday 11th October, 2014 in Espiritu Santo (Vanuatu).

“After the Westpac Vanuatu Rugby league’s success in international fixtures in 2013/2014we are proud to once again be supporting this great team and proud to be part of the growth of the game in Vanuatu “ says, Jeffrey Byrne, Westpac Regional General Manager, PINs.

They will be joined by returning Gold sponsors The Kava Emporium and Air Vanuatu, with Ben Lui an Air Vanuatu steward recently being selected in the 21 man squad. Wantok Network Communications are the newest sponsor to the VRL family, taking up a Gold sponsorship.

The Test match will also feature the annual inter-provincial match between the Port Vila representative side and the Santo Boars.

VRL President Tom Carlo was grateful to be partnering with such iconic brands well known throughout Vanuatu.

“I’m very pleased we have renewed our relationship with Westpac as our major sponsor for a further 12 months and look forward to a long association with a world renowned brands that has a long history of community sport in Vanuatu”.

“We’re excited that Westpac share our vision and see the potential to improve the lives of Ni-Vans through Rugby League and we thank them for their continued support”.

“I’d like to thank all our other returning Gold Sponsors all of whom are iconic Vanuatu brands in the Kava Emporium, Air Vanuatu and our newest sponsor in Wantok Network Communications. We look forward to long relationships with all four companies”, Mr Carlo said.

“We can’t do this without our sponsors and it is an absolute credit to them, especially Westpac that the VRL has achieved the things it has in only 3 short years.”

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Tickets can be purchased at The Espiritu hotel reception (Ex-Apex) or at the gates on game day.

Match Details

Date: Saturday 11th October 2014

Venue: Chapius Stadium in Luganville, Espiritu-Santo (Vanuatu)

Gates Open: Midday

Santo vs Port Vila: 1pm

Vanuatu vs Philippines: 3pm

Half-time entertainment will be provided and there will be food and beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for purchase on game day.

Admission Prices

Grandstand Ticket: 1,500 Vatu

General Admission: 500 Vatu

Kids U/10: 100 Vatu

Tickets can be purchased at The Espiritu hotel reception (Ex-Apex) or at the gates on game day.

Pre-Game Function

Date: Tuesday 7th October

Venue: Lope Lope Resort

Time: 6pm

Cost: 3,000 Vatu per person

Includes full buffet dinner, live entertainment, jersey auction and chance to meet all the international players.