FIJI Water has become the Official Bottled Water of the Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens.
Earth’s finest water will supply the teams, match officials, VIPs, media and volunteers at the tournament on 14-16 January at Lawaqa Park.
“We are thrilled to have such a great brand support the tournament for the first time,” said Jay Whyte, Founding Chairman of the Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens. “The ‘champion of champions’ tournament is shaping up to be the best ever and we look forward to a long partnership with FIJI Water.
“The support of FIJI Water will ensure the teams are performing to their potential at Lawaqa Park in January.”
FIJI Water, founded in 1996, is the number one imported bottled water in the United States and enjoyed in over 60 countries across the world.
Whyte says the partnership between two premium brands is a great fit.
“Sixteen men’s and sixteen women’s teams will contest the tournament including defending champions Police and Uluinakau, Yamacia and Wardens, all winners of local qualifying tournaments,” he continued. “The Aussie Thunderbolts and Aussie Pearls, both winners of the UON Central Coast Sevens, and Tabadamu, champions of the Samoan Independence Sevens, have also confirmed.
“In addition, Germany, as part of their preparation for the final Olympic repechage, will make their first visit to Fiji, creating a true international event.”
Rugby Sevens is included in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the Bayleys Fiji Coral Coast Sevens will be the first major tournament staged in the Olympic year.
FIJI Water joins a sponsor family that includes Bayleys Real Estate, Outrigger Beach Resort, Goodman Fielder, TFL/Connect, Uprising Beach Resort, Higgins, Tourism Fiji and almost 30 other local and international companies for the sixth edition of the event.