SA Rugby and FNB have confirmed that the South African bank has extended its sponsorship of the Springboks for a further five years.
The new agreement will stretch FNB’s association with the team to eight years in total, with the bank’s acacia tree logo to continue to feature on the jersey above the playing number.
Renewal discussions began before last year’s World Cup and were concluded before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“FNB have been a great partner since they joined us in the 2017 season and have supported us in many was beyond a pure sponsorship,” says Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby. “They showed faith in the Springboks at a challenging time, but I trust and believe that we have been good for each other as the team has developed and enjoyed success in 2019.”
FNB’s logo first appeared on the team jersey in the Rugby Championship Test against Argentina in Port Elizabeth in August 2017.
“We are honoured to continue our association with the Springboks. FNB is immensely proud of the team’s achievements and commitment to unifying the country to foster social cohesion,” says Faye Mfikwe, FNB Chief Marketing Officer. “Over the last four years, our collective contribution has provided a platform for South Africa’s youth to showcase their sporting talent on the global stage. The Springboks not only inspire South Africans to have ‘hope’ but also strive to building a stronger nation.”