Mitsubishi Motors South Africa in partnership with world rugby referee Rasta Rashivenga, have introduced a new skills development coaching platform to develop and enhance young children's skills by way of an introduction to the game of rugby.
This is the brain child of Rasta Rashivenga who pitched the idea to Mitsubishi Motors SA as part of a community service he wanted to pursue. Giving back to the community he lives in and the broader community of passionate rugby supporters is the main objective of these coaching clinics. Mitsubishi Motors SA is proud to partner and sponsor these days to ensure that the children leave with a sense of pride, a smile on their young faces and something for them to look forward too.
Introducing young children to rugby and developing their skills is a very satisfying experience. This means adopting a holistic approach to our coaching, which will not only help develop better rugby players but also better people, says Nic Campbell (General Manager Mitsubishi Motors SA)
While Rasta Rashivenga, Bafana Nhleko (Junior Springbok assistant coach) and a host of other rugby greats have assisted with the coaching days, the success of these days depends on getting the children to and from the venues. We are extremely grateful to the rugby elite that have shown an interest and assisted in these coaching sessions. We saw the likes of Lyndon Bray (head of sanzaar referees), Paul Treu (WP assistant coach), Scarra Ntebeni (WP Hooker) and a host of other rugby pundits. We even had Springbok captain Siya Kolisi along with his family who joined in the coaching of the kids. We thank these rugby greats for their time and effort in helping us to achieve our goal which is to give these youngsters the basic skills of catching and passing, says Nic Campbell
Mitsubishi Motors has become increasingly involved in rugby all over the world. Finding synergies between our vehicles attributes, rugby and the broader reach of team sport.
Mitsubishi Motors is involved in rugby in major markets such as UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Mitsubishi Motors is the sponsor of both English and Scottish rugby as well as the main sponsor of various UK based club teams. Recently Mitsubishi Motors has signed as the vehicle sponsor of "All Blacks" rugby in New Zealand.
We at Mitsubishi Motors South Africa have been involved in the sponsorships of various SA Rugby icons, including Victor Matfield and Philip Snyman over the past -four years and wish to continue building relations with selected partners of SA Rugby, creating opportunities not only for us, but also for our dealer network.
The long term goal of the Mitsubishi rugby sponsorship is to create a long lasting relationship within the SA rugby community and conduct projects at grassroots levels to benefit youngsters all over the country. Jaco Peyper (SA Rugby and World Cup referee) will lead our team on this path and help us forge these relationships.
Jaco brings a wealth of rugby knowledge, great ideas and initiatives and will be a great fit to our brand. We look forward to a great future together. Our current list of rugby partners includes:
Jaco Peyper: SA Rugby and World Cup referee
Bafana Nhleko: Junior Springbok assistant coach
Rasta Rasivhenge: World Rugby referee