As the Highlanders return to Invercargill this week, from a four-year hiatus, official sponsor SBS Bank has lined up plenty of opportunities for fans to meet the players ahead of Sunday’s match against the Western Force.
"It means a lot to SBS Bank and the community to have the Highlanders back in our region for a home game after a four-year wait,” says SBS Bank Group CEO Mark McLean.
“As the official jersey sponsor, SBS has formed a close partnership with the Highlanders and as the bank with heart, we understand what this Super Rugby Pacific game will mean to the Southland community,”
“We know many of our Members will be looking forward to getting along to the game for a family day out and we have worked closely with the team to create some other special opportunities to see the players up close in the community as we build up to Sunday,” Mr. McLean says.
These include Highlanders visits to two local primary schools and an SBS branch, a skills and drills session for Members’ children and grandchildren and the opportunity for our Members to watch the Captain’s Run as the team prepares for game day on Sunday.
Highlanders CEO Roger Clark says, “I must acknowledge the support of our official front of jersey sponsor, SBS Bank, who has been vital in helping us bring a Super Rugby Pacific game to Invercargill.
There are some financial imperatives for us when we play away from Forsyth Barr Stadium, and I am delighted SBS were able to assist in making this game possible.
After a few seasons away, we’re really excited to be able to come and play a game in Invercargill and it wouldn’t be possible without the unwavering support of SBS Bank, official front of jersey sponsor, who have been vital in this process.
We’re also thrilled to be able to welcome the SBS Bank Members to our Captain’s Run on Saturday at Rugby Park to meet our team as one of the many opportunities SBS Bank have created for their Members throughout this weekend.
Southland holds a special place in the hearts of all Highlanders and once again thank you to SBS Bank for making this possible.” He said.