THE OFFICIAL CAR SPONSOR ANNOUNCES FORMER ALL BLACKS LEGEND MILS MULIAINA AS OFFICIAL MAZDA BRAND AMBASSADOR
Galway, Wednesday 3rd September 2014: Mazda has confirmed that it will be continuing its long term support of Connacht Rugby by becoming Official Car Sponsor. The joint announcement by Mazda and Connacht Rugby was made at the Sportsground, Galway today. Mazda has committed to a significant investment in Connacht Rugby as car sponsor, including providing a fleet of over 55 Mazda cars to the Connacht Rugby team. Mazda is delighted to confirm that legendary former All Black centurion and recently signed Connacht Rugby player Mils Muliaina has been appointed as the official Mazda Ambassador for the 2014/2015 season.
As Official Car Sponsor, Mazda will work closely with Connacht Rugby to develop marketing activities and fan engagement which will help drive support for Connacht Rugby across the province. In addition, Europe’s fastest growing car brand will be taking the Connacht Rugby sponsorship ‘on the road’ by running three Mazda Rugby Clinics around Ireland featuring top Connacht Rugby players and former Irish International players. For updated information on locations and dates, please keep an eye on www.mazda.ie or www.facebook.com/mazdaireland.
Commenting as the new Mazda Ambassador Mils Muliaina said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Brand Ambassador for Mazda Ireland. I have lived and played in both New Zealand and Japan where the Mazda brand is hugely popular so this is a great honour and I believe they have been an excellent partner of Connacht Rugby for some time now. I love my new Mazda CX-5 AWD and I’m really looking forward to driving it around Ireland as well as working closely with the Mazda team over the coming year.”
According to Tony Howarth, Managing Director, Mazda Ireland, “Mazda Ireland is delighted to be the Official Car Sponsor of Connacht Rugby and continuing our long term support of the team. We are also very excited about the arrival of Mils Muliaina to Connacht Rugby and his commitment to Mazda as an ambassador. Mils is one of the most powerful rugby players in the world and with Mazda’s SKYACTIV engines which offer no compromise on power and performance, it’s a strong fit. The passion and drive of Connacht Rugby is very exciting and reflects Mazda’s ambitions in the Irish market place. We are thrilled to be continuing our support of Connacht Rugby and we are looking forward to an action packed rugby season ahead.”
For more on Connacht Rugby visit, www.connachtrugby.ie For more on Mazda visit, www.mazda.ie