Mutual & Federal sign up as title sponsor of the Premier Interschools series

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Mutual & Federal sign up as title sponsor of the Premier Interschools series

 JOHANNESBURG, 10 April 2013: South Africa’s popular Premier Interschools rugby series on Wednesday received a massive boost with the announcement that leading short term insurer Mutual & Federal had signed a three-year contract as the title sponsor, with Cell C and G4S as associate sponsors.

Premier Interschools is a series of 12 matches, which will feature the highest profile and most traditional interschool rugby rivalries, from South Africa’s top rugby schools, broadcast live on SuperSport from April to August.

Schoolboy rugby has served as one of the cornerstones of domestic rugby dating back more than a century, and true to its slogan “Honouring Heritage. Playing for the Future”, Premier Interschools is about History, Heritage and Tradition. The series, now in its second year, is expected to grow even stronger.

The Premier Interschools stories will further be captured in 12 magazine shows which will preview all the games and provide historical overviews of these traditional schools and highlight other academic, cultural and sporting achievements.

Commenting on Mutual & Federal signing up as the title sponsor, former Springbok Captain and Premier Interschools Director, Tiaan Strauss said: “It is a privilege for Premier Interschools that Mutual &Federal, as one of the oldest companies in South Africa, has joined as a sponsor. Premier Interschools is all about the traditions and heritage of the participating schools and that goes hand in hand with a brand like Mutual &Federal.

“I would further like to thank Cell C and G4S for coming on board as associate sponsors to make Premier Interschools a great success.

“I am very proud to be involved with Premier Interschools as I experienced some of my most memorable and passionate moments during my school rugby career, and Premier Interschools would like to bring such special moments to the public by broadcasting these games.”

Mutual & Federal Executive: Brand, Customer and Transformation, Vuyo Lee, was equally delighted with the deal and said it was an easy decision to sponsor the series as schoolboy rugby formed a vital cog in the development of future Springbok heroes. Lee said: “The Premier Interschools series embodies the proud heritage of rugby in South Africa while also providing a platform to nurture future rugby heroes. These principles resonate with the Mutual & Federal brand and our proud heritage which dates back over 180 years.”

Cell C Chief Commercial Officer Jose Dos Santos echoed the sentiment that the series could have a big influence in paving the way for some players to achieve their dreams of becoming Springboks in future, and said this inspired them to support the series as associate sponsors.

“We are proud to be associated with Premier Interschools Rugby,” said Dos Santos. “This event will ultimately change the lives of many of these young, aspiring sports stars and Cell C will be a part of that magic, this is why we do what we do, to change lives.”

Albert Erasmus, Managing Director, G4S Cash Solutions added: “Globally, G4S has invested in the development of youth through the sponsorship of sport.  G4S is particularly proud to be associated with sport in South Africa, and the Premier Interschools series is yet another example of G4S’s commitment to the communities in which we operate.  We are grateful for this opportunity and would like to thank all those involved in arranging this event.  Good luck to all the schools.”

The Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools series will see 15 of the top schools in the country being pitted against each other over weekends namely:

  • Affies
  • Bishops
  • Glenwood
  • Grey College
  • Grey PE
  • Jeppe
  • KES
  • Maritzburg College
  • Monument
  • Outeniqua
  • Paarl Boys High
  • Paarl Gymnasium
  • Paul Roos Gymnasium
  • Rondebosch
  • Waterkloof

 

Corporate Social Investment 

Premier Interschools will allocate 7.5% of the funds from sponsors to the schools to provide bursaries to rugby players from underprivileged communities.

 

Mutual & Federal Premier Interschools fixtures 2013:

20/04/2013 – KES vs Jeppe (KES)

27/04/2013 – Outeniqua vs Paarl Gym (Outeniqua)

11/05/2013 – Paul Roos vs Paarl Gym (Stellenbosch)

18/05/2013 – Maritzburg vs KES (Maritzburg)

25/05/2013 – Grey Bloem vs Paarl Boys High (Bloemfontein)

01/06/2013 – Glenwood vs Monument (Glenwood)

08/06/2013 – Bishops vs Rondebosch (Bishops)

20/07/2013 – Paarl Boys High vs Paul Roos (Paarl BH)

27/07/2013 – Grey Bloem vs Grey PE (Bloemfontein)

03/08/2013 – Paarl Gym vs Paarl Boys High (Paarl)

10/08/2013 – Outeniqua vs Afrikaans Hoer (George)

17/08/2013 – Paul Roos vs Grey Bloem (Paul Roos)

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Tiaan Strauss

Megapro

tiaan@megapro.co.za

 

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Zeena Isaacs

Matchworld

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shelly-mae@matchworld.co.za

 

Mutual & Federal:

Mutual & Federal is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Old Mutual Group. Our history dates back over 180 years and we are the oldest short-term insurer in southern Africa. We operate through a wide network of branches located in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, all of which are dedicated to the delivery of innovative insurance products and outstanding service. Mutual & Federal has an extensive range of short-term insurance products and solutions to fulfill personal, commercial and corporate needs.

 

Cell C: 

Cell C is a leading mobile provider in South Africa, which offers a wide range of products and services, including voice, data and messaging services to more than 10 million customers. In 2012, Cell C launched its 99c flat rate for both post-paid and prepaid customers, as well as for International calls to 50 destinations. Cell C’s unrivalled 99c per minute rate applies to any network, at any time of the day and is billed per second from the very first second. Cell C’s market-leading products and services are supported by its highly advanced network which now covers 97% of the population.

 

G4S: 

G4S is the world’s leading secure outsourcing group, specialising in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and over 620,000 employees.

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