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Punjas and Digicel sponsors fifth National Netball Championship

Thursday, 8th August 2018 – Lautoka, Fiji – Punjas and Digicel have jointly announced today to sponsor the 2018 National Netball Championship to be played at the multi-purpose courts in Lautoka on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August.

This will be the largest National Championship with 38 teams, representing 12 districts and is expected to attract over 400 players for the two day tournament in Lautoka.

Punjas Group Marketing Manager, Mr. Gopal Jadhav said, “We are happy to partner with Digicel and support the National Netball Championships for the fifth year.”

Women play Netball and is overwhelmingly supported by women – many of who are the people Punjas serves, so our support for netball makes perfect sense.”

“We hope that by sponsoring Netball, more girls and young women will look to the sport as one that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle and provide economic opportunities for them and other families,” added Mr. Jadhav.

Digicel Fiji CEO, Mike Greig said, “I am excited that we can continue to support Fiji Netball. We have supported Netball over the last five years and our past joint sponsorship also included the Super League and the International Series.”

“This commitment highlights our efforts to help Fiji Netball grow their potential player base at home and prepare them well for various international Test matches and competitions. This event over the past four years presented a great platform for our youth players to showcase their talent and helped prepare them for international events. I hope our local based players will use this event to impress selectors to get a place in the Fiji training squad for the 2019 Netball World Cup and the 2021 Netball World Youth Cup.”

“I am looking forward to another exciting and competitive championship in Lautoka this weekend and I know the players from all the teams have prepared well for battle.”

Fiji Netball President, Wainikiti Bogidrau said, “We are thankful to our major sponsors Punjas and Digicel for their continued support to Fiji Netball competitions. This is their fifth year in a row support for the National Championship – which is a commitment to be commended.”

“Both companies have played an integral part in sponsoring the National Championship, Super League and International Test matches and contributed in identifying and exposing talents for national duties.”

“As the biggest women in sport in Fiji, the continued support of Punjas and Digicel is indicative that these corporate giants support the empowerment of women leaders in all spheres of the game i.e. administration, coaching, officiating, umpiring, etc.”

There will be two new districts competing in the Nationals this weekend – Ba and Wai (Nadroga West), and also the lone district from the Northern division, Wainikeli.

Fiji Netball will also conduct a bench official refresher program in the next three days to ensure that there are capable officials as Fiji prepares to host the Netball World Youth Cup in 2021.




Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 31 markets throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets, including Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs.



Punjas – a household name in quality consumer goods for the South Pacific’s 10 million people. Punajs  manufacture and distribute quality foods, beverages and household cleaning and cosmetic products across the region. It invests heavily in its people, quality control, research and development. The facilities operate to internationally recognised standards & certification, using the latest technology from the world’s leading machinery manufacturers. Punjas also has in-house design, printing, plastic bottling and cardboard box-making operations. Its dedicated sales and marketing team provide local knowledge and face-to-face contact. Recognised in multiple business excellence awards, its commitment to quality and reliability has seen Punjas become a trusted brand – “Choice of the Pacific”. – For more information visit …

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