Gasan Enterprises sponsors Malta rugby refereesWednesday, April 28, 2010, 18:30
Gasan Enterprises Ltd is to sponsor the shirts of Malta rugby referees with the Mazda brand. The distinctive yellow shirts now proudly display the Mazda logo on the front for the duration of this two-year agreement.
Marius Ciavola, Sales and Marketing Manager of Gasan Enterprises, presented one of the new shirts to Malta Rugby Football Union President Martin Galea at the MRFU’s premises in Marsa.
Mr Galea thanked Gasan Enterprises for this additional sponsorship on top of the company’s sponsorship of the Malta national rugby football team and the use of a Mazda5. “This sponsorship will enable Maltese referees to embark on exchange visits with their counterparts in England, Scotland and Italy in the coming months and in this way improve the standard of local referees,” he said.
Mr Ciavola said it was a natural progression for Gasan Enterprises to also sponsor local rugby referees, who will be wearing the shirts also to referee local matches.
Don Hewer, Referee Manager for the MRFU, said one local referee, Mr Stephen Busuttil, was already refereeing European Nations Cup rugby internationals, and also in England National 4 and Under-19 rugby games. It is also hoped that more young people will be encouraged to join the pool of referees and undertake the training necessary for them to be able to referee even at international level for many years.
“We thank the Gasan Group and Mazda for the opportunity that referee exchanges will provide for our younger members and we want to encourage people to take officiating as a career path to the highest levels,” he said.