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BSP Acquires Naming Rights to Pora Oval

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

BSP Financial Group Limited (BSP) is now the naming rights sponsor of the home of the Sepik Pride Rugby League Football Club (SPRLFC), the Pora Oval, in Wewak, East Sepik Province.

BSP becomes the first to acquire naming rights to the Rugby League Oval that accommodates the local league competition and talents.

The bank’s support to Pora Oval facilities will see improved and maintained grandstand, fencing and general maintenance of the sporting ground.

BSP Wewak Branch Manager Philip Solala when presenting the cheque of K30, 000 to the Sepik Pride Rugby League Football Committee said, “The partnership will be a great opportunity to bring together shared core values and the close-knit cultures of the community and businesses.”

“We hope our support will boost the sport in the province and enhance the experience of players and the team and develop local talents in the province,” added Solala.

BSP Group CEO also present at the occasion reaffirmed this saying: “BSP is pleased that partnerships like this helps expand the banks relationship with local communities, especially the diverse local community of East Sepik through sports, health and wellbeing.”

“We are committed to the long-term success of a community and we want to re-connect people and their communities, because these are the lifeline of our economy and business operations, added Fleming.

Chairman of the Sepik Pride bid committee Solomon Reynolds when receiving the cheque, thanked BSP for the great support needed by the Sepik team saying, “EMK Sepik Pride Rugby League Team is proud to be in this partnership with BSP. This 2 years partnership is an important drive in supporting the EMK Sepik Pride Digicel Cup Bid that started last year 2021 and it will continue in 2022.

“The Sepik Pride Rugby Football Club prides itself as a provincial team, and with support from a prominent organisation like BSP, it is an indicator that BSP is committed to the people and communities.”

“Rugby league has significantly grown over the course of time and we are grateful for the support in making sure the new BSP Pora Oval serves its purpose of building Rugby League in East Sepik.,” said Mr Reynolds.

“We welcome BSP as our naming rights partner, and we look forward to a successful period – on and off the field – over the next years,” he added.