Novel Fords sponsors Namibia Sevens team

09 Nov 2016 14:30pm
WINDHOEK, 09 NOV (NAMPA) - Namibia’s Sevens Rugby Team on Tuesday received a sponsorship of N.dollars 175 000 from local car dealer Novel Ford ahead of their trip to Swakopmund for the Safland Sevens Rugby Tournament.
The tournament will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
This is the second successive annual sevens rugby tournament in Namibia and will see international teams such as South Africa's Blitzbokke battling it out with the Namibia Sevens Rugby Team.
Speaking to the media during the sponsorship announcement Rosie Moolman, Dealer Principal at Novel Ford, said the sponsorship will be used towards the team’s accommodation, transport and kit during the tournament.
“It’s important for Novel Ford to be associated with a young and vibrant team in an exciting format of the game and in the process, support the talented youth of our country,” she said.
Included in the sponsorship will be three vehicles - two seven-seater buses - that will be used to transport players from Windhoek to Swakopmund and a vehicle that will be used by team officials.
Other invited teams that will be competing in the tournament are from Uganda, Poland, Germany, Italy, United States of America, Argentina, Germany, Kenya and Zimbabwe.
Last year's tournament was held in Windhoek and was won by South Africa.
Rugby sevens is a variant of rugby in which teams are made up of seven players playing seven-minute halves, instead of the usual 15 players playing 40-minute halves.