|Posted by Near the Hoop on April 29, 2011 at 10:58 AM|
Coca Cola joined the drive today to stage perhaps the most important international fixture for the PNG Netball Federaton in a long while.
It announced at a press conference for the media that its brand "Natures Own" water would support Netball PNG (PNG Netball Federation) with a timely sponsorship package for the Pacific Netball Seried worth some K25,000.
CCA Regional Manager for Southern, Mr steve Woods said is is important to support women in sport and with the best of the Oceania Regions netballers contesting the Series on PNG's home turf, it was only appropriate we align this with PNG's very own "Natures Own" water.
Coca Cola Amatil PNG will be given exclusive beverage rights to the tournament as the "official Drinks" sponsor. The package would be split K15,000 in cash and K10,000 in CCA product.
The 3rd Pacific Netball Series will be held in Port Moresby from 6th to 10 June 2011. World ranked teams Fiji, Samoa and the Cook islands will take part in the contest.
Netball PNG, represented by President julienne Leka-Maliaki, Chairman of the event's Organisining Committee, Wayne Dorgan and Pepe's head coach, Pole Kassman were happy with Coca Cola's commitment and acknowledged the worlds most popular beverage recognition of women in sports.
Committee Chairman Wayne Dorgan thanked CCA for their generosity, on behalf of the Federation. "We are extremely grateful that Coca Cola value the merit in promoting and empowering women of all ages through netball and we pledge to be transparent and accountable for your valuable sponsorship kina."
"This will be a real celabraion of women in sport with 84 international athletes, technical officials and administrators gearing up to show the passion and skill in which netball is played in the South Pacific."