Vodafone Continues to Support Grassroots Rugby in Samoa

Paul Eti Slater of Laulii Lions receives a prize from Vodafone Samoa's Rana Bose as main sponsors of the 2021 National 7s Tournaments.


Vodafone Samoa continues to support grassroots rugby in Samoa and have this week announced the continuation of a contract with the national rugby union.

L-R Leuo Alani Faiai (CTO Vodafone), Yona Tielu (CFO Lakapi Samoa), Rana Bose (CCO Vodafone)

The relationship between Vodafone Samoa and the Samoa Rugby Union recently rebranded Lakapi Samoa, is not new.

The telecommunications company has had a long and fruitful relationship with Lakapi Samoa teams over the years.

“From that time onwards we have worked tirelessly with Lakapi Samoa to grow the sport,” says Anish Chandra, CFO of Vodafone Samoa.

As a part of Corporate Social Responsibility, Vodafone Samoa supports Lakapi Samoa in identifying and nurturing talent from grassroot level who will eventually represent the nation in international tournaments.

“Rugby is more than a sports, it’s a part of our national pride and identity. It has given Samoa international recognition and this sponsorship will contribute towards that goal of achieving excellence,” says Rana Bose, CCO of Vodafone Samoa.

“We love the spirit that our nation possesses every time our men in blue take to the international stage, and to  inspire the next generation of players to represent the country at a global stage.”

Former Manu Samoa rep and Lakapi Samoa CEO, Vincent Fepuleai is delighted to again partner with Vodafone Samoa to support domestic competitions.

“The selection of an all local Manu Samoa Rugby 7s team that has competed successfully at the international level is a testament to the investment made by Vodafone at the grassroots level”.. said Faleomavaega.

“Vodafone Samoa has been a key partner to support and promote rugby within the community and at the local level..”

“Lakapi Samoa is grateful for the ongoing support and look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership into the future,” adds the Lakapi Samoa CEO.

Vodafone has been sponsoring the local national 7s comp and will continue to support the development of rugby for both men and women in Samoa.