CR&FC To Be Powered By HSBC For 2012 Rugby Season
HSBC renewed its partnership with the Ceylonese Rugby and Football Club (CR&FC) in support of uplifting the game of Rugby in the country. The new partnership for 2012 spans the fourth consecutive year in which HSBC will act as the official corporate sponsor of the CR&FC rugby team.
The new agreement was signed at a press conference held at CR&FC with Nick Nicolaou – Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Sri Lanka and Maldives, Rienzie Fernando, President CR&FC, Hamza Hassanally, Hony. General Secretary CR&FC, Tharanga Gunasekera, Head of Marketing, Group Communications and Corporate Sustainability HSBC and Capt. Lasintha De Costa together with CR&FC team players in attendance.
The 2012 sponsorship will facilitate the expertise of legendary coach C. P Abegunawardana, former rugby player and coach of CR and former assistant coach of the Sri Lanka National team in 2011, to work closely with the players throughout the rugby season to train and develop their talent, as well as act as a mentor to discipline and instill strong values within the team.