Interchange LTD backs Platinum VRL success

The Vanuatu Rugby League (VRL) has announced Interchange Limited as the new Platinum and Naming Rights Sponsors of the Vanuatu Rugby League National Men’s team for the upcoming Emerging Nations Rugby League World Championship in Sydney. The deal will see the team known as Interchange Vanuatu Rugby League Men’s National team. Interchange will also have pride of place on the front of the playing jersey and shorts, as well as across all training gear.

Interchange is a Vanuatu-based organisation committed to a better future for Melanesia by providing nation-building telecommunications technologies and infrastructure to communities throughout the entire region. Best known as the owner operators of Vanuatu’s first international submarine cable system linking Port Vila to Suva, Interchange has recently embarked on a project to deliver a second cable for Vanuatu linking Port Vila to Honiara, which will provide redundancy and security to the existing cable while providing faster and more affordable access to the citizens of Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. Expanding on upcoming projects, Interchange will also be introducing “Interchange Cloud” in early October, providing affordable access to Virtual Servers, Domain, email and web hosting, and a host of other tools to allow local businesses to really start to leverage the rapid growth of internet access in Vanuatu to grow their business.

“From a social standpoint we want to align ourselves with organisations and programs that are committed to making a positive difference in the community. We see the development of Rugby League in Vanuatu as a game that that transcends gender, culture, age and geography to provide a platform to impart some core values in the Vanuatu communities and make that difference” commented Interchange Limited Key Accounts & Regional Sales Manager, Andrew Middlebrook.

The Rugby League Emerging Nations World Championship, the third iteration of the event will take place in Sydney (Australia) from 1st to 13th October. The event was open to all teams that didn’t qualify for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and will see 11 nations compete for the title. Vanuatu will be making its debut in the event, have been drawn in Pool B against European powerhouses and two of the pre-tournament favourites in Hungary and Greece.

“This has been a momentous year for the Vanuatu Rugby League, launching Women’s Rugby League, Junior Rugby League and our Community programs. The Rugby League Emerging Nations World Championship will be a great way to finish the year to show how our investment into the game and community in Vanuatu can also lead to elite pathways and success on the international stage. To have a company like Interchange recognise the work and then to invest in the Vanuatu Rugby League is very encouraging. Interchange has already significantly invested in Vanuatu, is actively encouraging foreign investment in Vanuatu’s ICT sector and is the perfect alignment for the Vanuatu Rugby League to work with an organisation that has the same core values of investing in the people and future of Vanuatu” added Vanuatu Rugby League President, Tom Carlo.

Anyone interested in partnering with Interchange for a confidential, no obligation chat, or for more information, are invited to contact or call +678 29984.

The Vanuatu Rugby League has a number of further exciting announcements in the coming weeks related to sponsorship of the Interchange Vanuatu Rugby League Men’s National team. The final squad will be named in the coming weeks. Anyone interested in supporting the Vanuatu Rugby League should contact us via the following channels:

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Raymond Nasse

Sports Editor

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