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BSP backs Mataniufeagaimaleata Rugby Sevens Tournament

Monday, August 21, 2023


BSP continues its involvement in bolstering sport in Samoa by sponsoring the popular Mataniufeagaimaleata Rugby Sevens tournament to the tune of $10,000.

The tournament is scheduled for August  25 and 26 in Sapapalii Savaii, Samoa.

This year's tournament holds special significance as it aligns with the annual anniversary celebration since the arrival of the LMS church in the village of Sapapalii, Savaii.

BSP Samoa recognises the profound impact the tournament has on the local community and its rich tradition of sportsmanship when sponsoring the event and donating merchandise worth $5000.

“With the continued efforts of BSP supporting rugby in Samoa, it pledges an ongoing dedication to promoting talent, athleticism and unity among people and communities,” Tunumafono Jennifer Fruean, BSP Samoa Country Manager, said

“We believe that the synergy between the Mataniufeagaimaleata Rugby Sevens tournament and the centennial anniversary celebration is a testament of the power of collaboration in preserving traditions while embracing the future. This sponsorship reflects BSP's commitment to fostering meaningful connections, creating memorable experiences, and positively influencing the regions where we operate.”

Ms Fruean further added that the partnership with the Mataniufeagaimaleata Rugby Sevens tournament aligns perfectly with BSP's core values of people, teamwork, and community engagement.

“We look forward to witnessing the remarkable performances and the spirit of sportsmanship that this event will undoubtedly showcase,” Fruean said.

BSP sponsorship will play a vital role in the smooth running of the tournament.

“BSP’s sponsorship is invaluable in ensuring the success of this prestigious tournament,” Namulauulu Sami Leota, chairman of the tournament, said.

“We greatly appreciate BSP’s commitment to supporting the growth and development of rugby in our communities. BSP’s generosity will help us provide an exceptional experience for both participants and spectators alike. We thank BSP once again for your partnership and support.”

The tournament has attracted 24 teams from both Upolu and Savaii including four women’s team.

The bank’s culture in investing in community activities continues to highlight its values in not just delivering financial service but actively participating with communities at all levels.