Tradition signs on as HKFC 10s title sponsor
The HKFC 10s has announced that Tradition, an international inter-dealer brokerage firm, has signed on as a title sponsor to the popular rugby tens tournament.
The HKFC 10s was first held in 1986 and is hosted each year by the Hong Kong Football Club Rugby Section. It is one of the most popular events during the Hong Kong ‘Rugby Week’ when the sevens take places.
Hong Kong Football Club 10s title sponsor
Gareth Wilde, Chairman of the HKFC 10s Organising Committee, said: “We are thrilled to have the backing of Tradition as the new title sponsor. They have been actively involved in the tournament for many years by entering their own successful team, Tradition YCAC. This announcement is great news for the future of the tournament, rugby in Hong Kong and all the dedicated fans and stakeholders involved with the event.
The 2019 HKFC Tens champions were Biarritz Gavekal (for the third time running) after beating Tradition YCAC in the final.
The tournament organisers announced online that the sponsorship deal will see Tradition be the title sponsor in a three-year deal through 2023.
Adrian Bell, Tradition’s CEO, Asia-Pacific, said: “We have been involved with the HKFC 10s for many years as a participating team (Tradition YCAC). The opportunity to become the title sponsor of such a prestigious tournament that has so much history is fantastic. We are pleased and proud to be involved and we are looking forward to what can be achieved in 2021 and helping take the event to the next stage over the coming years.”
35th anniversary of the ‘World’s Best 10s’
The 2021 edition of the HKFC Tens has already been cancelled, but the organisers say “plans are being made to stage various activities to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the ‘World’s Best 10s’, which began in 1986 to mark the Hong Kong Football Club’s centenary.”
Gareth Wilde added“It’s wonderful to have such a passionate and proactive partner as Tradition to continue the tradition of the HKFC 10s despite the challenges faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While we are disappointed the 2021 event can’t take place in its usual format, we have alternative plans to celebrate the 35th anniversary and keep the momentum going by showcasing the great teams, players and matches the event has hosted over the years.”
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