Apia, SAMOA – Saturday 28 September 2019 – nbs, the National Bank of Samoa, has developed a formal partnership with Samoa International Cricket Association to encourage more Samoan kids to participate in Cricket and be part of one of the fastest growing sports in the country.
nbs is partnering with Samoa Cricket for one of the bank’s community engagement programs aimed at school children, to encourage kids to participate in sporting activities, support them to increase their fitness levels and will provide an nbs mobile customer service team during the tournaments to encourage parents and older children to learn about financial fitness.
Over 200 children will attend this Saturday’s tournament, from children as young as 5 years old attending the Super Kidz Super Hit Program, as well as 120 boys and girls competing in the U17s competition.
“Samoa Cricket is pleased to partner with our local bank to ensure our junior players are supported at grass roots levels, through to young players who compete in tournaments,” states Salā Stella Siale-Vaea Tangitau, General Manager of Samoa International Cricket. “Its great to have our junior players backed by our national bank.”
Russell Poppleton, Acting CEO of nbs stated: “We’re honoured to partner with Samoa Cricket as part of our community support programs, aimed to supporting Samoans in need and encouraging the development of individuals and communities to reach their goals.”
“Sa’o Mulivai, Captain of the Samoan cricket team and Ambassador for nbs commented: “Samoa Cricket’s junior programs with attendance from over 200 kids each week is a true sign of how quickly the sport is growing locally. It’s great to see nbs getting behind kids wanting to start playing cricket in Samoa, and provide a pathway for them to represent the country in years to come.”
This partnership is part of a wider community engagement program launched by nbs to better support the nation’s community programs at grass roots levels. nbs supports a range of community engagement programs, working collaboratively with groups of people amongst the Samoan community and empowering them to reach their goals.
There will be a media briefing and formal event held on 28 September to start the sporting series.
About Samoa Cricket SUPER KIDZ SUPER HIT PROGRAM
150 children participate in Samoa Cricket’s Super Kidz Super Hit program, aged between 5 years old and 15 years old. The tournament is held every Saturday morning for a 7-week period.
The U17 series that kicks off on Saturday consists of 12 teams (8 teams males & 4 teams females of 12 players/team).
The National Bank of Samoa is one of the world’s fastest growing commercial banking institutions located in the South Pacific. With aims to support the people of Samoa, as well as communities in the South Pacific, nbs is leading the way in adopting digital banking strategies to support individuals, families, villages and businesses in the region with innovative banking solutions.
Over the last 20 years, nbs has undergone extensive changes through digital transformation to meet the changing needs of the market. The bank continues to adapt to customer requests and keeps abreast of new technologies to incorporate into the banking sector. nbs also aspires to be a good corporate citizen by doing what it can to support the Samoan economy and the people of the South Pacific.
Source : Media Release : National Bank of Samoa
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