A sponsorship deal signed between the Fiji Rugby Union and Rooster Chicken will assist with the development of match officials, their on and off-the-field kits for all local competitions, as well as operational costs including match fees over the next three years, starting with the opening leg of the Fun Flavour Super 7s Series in Sigatoka tomorrow.
All participating match officials over the three-day tournament will run onto Lawaqa Park attired in their Rooster Chicken sponsored kits.
FRU Chief Executive John O’Connor extended his gratitude to Rooster Chicken for supporting the match officials.
“Without the match officials, we have no games. We are so humbled by Rooster’s support in such challenging times. Sponsors are crucial for our objectives both on and off the field. It is through Roosters support that we will be able to assist in the development of match officials from grassroots and create their own pathways throughout our competitions. We will also be able to cover their match fees and other operational costs,” O’Connor said. “I thank Rooster Chicken for joining the Rugby Vuvale of sponsors. We also thank the Fiji Rugby Referees Association for their support and their perseverance.”
Rooster Poultry General Manager Stanley Raniga said: “Rugby is our National Sport and we are delighted to be the Official Chicken Supplier of the Flying Fijians, the Fiji Airways Men’s and Women’s 7s and the Fijiana. It brings us great joy when Fiji wins in Rugby and it is important that Fiji Rugby has the necessary resources to be able to support our teams and the entire country in the national and international stage. This sponsorship was made possible with the support of our major distributor, Ashabhai & Co Pte Limited and their Resident Director Harish Patel.”
Rooster Chicken also supported the Flying Fijians during the two-Test match series against the All Blacks in July last year.