Stanbic Bank has today signed a Ksh 3m partnership agreement with Mwamba RFC.
The deal is part of a partnership that will extend beyond the shirt sponsorship and will see two the two organizations collaborate in promoting community health and well-being as part of the corporate social investment using rugby as a vehicle to reach out and educate the public.
Commenting on the deal, Stanbic Bank Chief Executive Phillip Odera said the only way to sustain the continued stellar performance of the Kenya Sevens rugby team is by supporting local clubs who develop these talents.
“Kenya’s sevens rugby star keeps shining on the global stage. However we cannot continue to perform on this global stage if we do not take care of grassroots where this talent is nurtured – the clubs. They are the hub of the sport and are at the centre of focus for grass-roots development,” said Mr. Odera.
Founded in 1977, Mwamba RFC is one of the country’s most iconic and well-known native rugby clubs that has been committed to moving the sport forward by providing a breeding ground for stars for the future. Some of the top Kenya Sevens stars like Collins Injera and Humphrey Khayange who are both legends in World Rugby Sevens are both products of Mwamba RFC.
“Mwamba RFC espouse ideals we hold dear at Stanbic Bank: commitment and progress. This is the reason why we are here today as Stanbic Bank throws its weight behind the development of such talent by signing a partnership with Mwamba RFC. Our shared focus in moving people forward makes this partnership a perfect fit,” Mr. Odera said.
Mwamba RFC President Alvas Onguru welcomed the deal saying Stanbic Bank coming on board as shirt sponsor will play a big role in strengthening the image and stature of the club.
“We are proud to associate with Stanbic Bank. This partnership will play a significant role in developing and raising the profile of Mwamba RFC and assisting it in fulfilling its mandate of promoting rugby in Kenya,” Mr. Onguru said.
Following the signing of the this partnership, which is also backed by Modern Coast transport company, Stanbic Bank and Mwamba RFC will embark on a countrywide caravan to promote community health and well-being driven by the bank staff and club players.