TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Rugby Canada announced today a new partnership naming Velocity Trade as a Signature Partner of the national sport organization. This partnership will see Velocity Trade become the official partner of Rugby Canada's Men's Sevens Team on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.
Velocity Trade, an international company, will be featured as the front of jersey sponsor for Canada's Men's Sevens Team on seven of the ten stops of the 2016-17 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Velocity Trade's logo will also feature on the back of the team's shorts for the additional three Series stops. With offices in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK, there is a great fit between Velocity Trade and the series venues in which Rugby Canada's Men's Sevens Team will be competing.
"Velocity Trade are delighted to further our sponsorship of rugby in Canada," said Simon Law, Managing Partner of Velocity Trade. "In addition to the grass roots sponsorship of the Rugby Alliance which is in its fifth year locally in Toronto, Velocity is pleased to be supporting Canada's efforts on the global stage. Our global trading partners, clients and friends through our network of offices across four continents are able to enjoy the exposure of Canada's finest in action in this fast-paced and highly exciting arena."
The partnership comes at a time where interest in Rugby Sevens, having just appeared in the Olympics for the first time, is at an all-time high in Canada & North America. Rugby Canada is looking to build on this interest through their partnership with Velocity Trade and through their Canada Men's & Women's Sevens events.
"Velocity Trade has continually shown interest in supporting rugby, both in Canada and on the world stage", said Mark Lemmon, Chief Commercial Officer of Rugby Canada. "We look forward to working with Velocity Trade to help support our Men's Sevens program on their international circuit, as the growth of the sport of rugby escalates across Canada".
The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will begin its 10 round international circuit on December 2nd 2016 in Dubai, before the 16 nations travel to Cape Town, South Africa for round 2 the following weekend.
About Velocity Trade
Established in 2007, Velocity Trade is a global equity, foreign exchange and precious metals broker dealer and serves as a trusted trading partner to corporations and institutions around the globe. Velocity Trade has offices in Toronto, Montreal, London, Sydney, Auckland and Cape Town. The firm and its subsidiaries are regulated internationally by the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC); Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), and South Africa's Financial Services Board (FSB), among others. Velocity Trade Capital and Velocity Trade Limited are participating members of the TMX and ASX respectively.
About Rugby Canada
Rugby Canada is the national governing body of the sport of rugby union in Canada. Rugby Football has a long history in Canada dating back to its initial appearance in the 1860s. Since 1974, Rugby Canada has been a permanent fixture on the global rugby scene, including trips to each of the eight Men's Rugby World Cups and seven Women's Rugby World Cups. As a regular on the Men's and Women's HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, Canada continues to climb the world rankings and challenge the dominant rugby nations in both versions of the game. Canada's Women's Rugby Sevens Team also made history in 2016, capturing the first-ever Bronze Medal at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
To support the growth of rugby at the grass-roots level and to ensure there are elite programs for prospering young rugby players to become involved with, Rugby Canada has put an emphasis on developing its junior programs. Our goal is to develop and train competitive teams for the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland, the 2018 Sevens World Cup in San Francisco, the 2019 Men's Rugby World Cup in Japan and 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
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For further information: Matt Tidcombe, Coordinator, Communications and Content, T 250-858-0874; Simon Law, Managing Partner of Velocity Trade, T 416-855-2800