In the Community
Sol Sponsors Bermuda Rugby Football Union’s Youth TeamMarch 23, 2015
Sol, the leading supplier of energy products to the Caribbean basin, is giving Bermudian youth and sportsmen a major reason to smile. The company, which manages service stations under the Esso brand in Bermuda, recently entered into an agreement with the Bermuda Rugby Football Union to sponsor the organisation’s Youth Rugby 2015-2016 programme. The sponsorship includes travel expenses for the local Under 17 rugby team to compete with international teams in London.
Nicholas Ball, a coach of the Youth Bermuda Under 17 squad, expressed the organisation’s appreciation of Sol’s sponsorship, and the importance of the programme to the lives of young men in Bermuda.
“We, at the Bermuda Rugby Football Union, are very grateful that Sol’s involvement in the 2015-2016 programme. I can honestly say that rugby has made a difference in many of these young players lives, especially positive changes in their decision making, social interaction and awareness. We believe that by providing positive support and guidance through rugby, these young men will be empowered with skills and attitude that will be valuable throughout their lives,” he said.
The Bermuda Youth Rugby team was recently featured in the media for its service to the community, when the Under 17 team participated in a clean up of the Railway Trail on both sides of Store Hill. In just three years, Bermuda Youth Rugby has successfully expanded the sport of rugby into private and public schools in Bermuda, including the establishment of high school and middle school leagues.
With a wealth of young talent streaming through the senior club sides, the organisation is making significant strides to secure the future of rugby in contemporary Bermuda, steadily becoming a vibrant space for young men on the island. Sol’s sponsorship of this year’s Programme will facilitate further growth and development of youth and sport in Bermuda.
Mark Fields, Manager of Sol Petroleum Bermuda Ltd. said that Sol is grateful for the opportunity to invest in the future of Rugby in the country, and looks forward to the continued success of the programme.
“We are always looking to support dynamic programmes that are making a real difference in their community. Being able to support Youth Rugby in Bermuda is a great opportunity to invest in the development of sports in the region, but more importantly, to give talent a chance to thrive at the international level. We are looking forward to a really successful programme this year,” he said.