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Singapore Cricket Club Announces Groundbreaking Title Sponsorship from Societe Generale for the 67th Edition of the SCC International Rugby 7s Tournament

31/10/2014

First major corporate sponsor of historical rugby event since 67 years

SINGAPORE, 30 October 2014 – SOCIETE GENERALE, one of the largest European financial services groups, has announced its Title Sponsorship of the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) International Rugby 7s. This is the first time in 67 years that a major corporate sponsor has signed as the Title Sponsor for the historical Sporting Tournament. The upcoming three-day rugby festivity will be named the Societe Generale SCC International Rugby 7s Tournament, and the two-year sponsorship is expected to play a critical role in boosting the development of rugby in Singapore. The Tournament has and will continue to have a strong focus on channeling proceeds to the development of rugby in Singapore in partnership with the Singapore Rugby Union.

Societe Generale’s two-year sponsorship will not be limited to Asia’s oldest 7s Rugby Tournament, but is part of a wider sponsorship for the SCC Rugby Section as well as the SCC Junior Rugby Academy. It is the first time that all three tiers of the SCC Rugby family have a Title Sponsorship. The Title Sponsorship of the Singapore Cricket Club Rugby 7s and its Section as well as the recently announced sponsorship of the Hong Kong’s Valley Rugby Football Club builds on Societe Generale’s long-standing and on-going support and commitment for the rugby scene internationally.

Pascal Lambert, Societe Generale Group Country Head for Singapore and Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, Southeast Asia, says: “Societe Generale and rugby share the same values of team spirit, commitment, innovation and respect. As Societe Generale celebrates its 150th Anniversary this year, we are delighted to partner the Singapore Cricket Club in supporting rugby at all levels while sharing its excitement and best moments with the community.”

As a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, the sponsorship of the Singapore Cricket Club Rugby 7s and its section continues Societe Generale’s long standing tradition of supporting rugby. Since 1987, Societe Generale has extended its involvement with amateur and professional rugby teams around the world and now supports national rugby federations in Asia, Europe and Africa.

Marc Lansonneur, Chairman of the SCC Rugby 7s Organising Committee, expressed his enthusiasm over the Sponsorship. “It is a pleasure to welcome Societe Generale as Title Sponsor, as we celebrate our 67th edition of this historical Tournament this year. We are proud to have such a respected partner in the world of rugby, as Societe Generale, support our club’s rugby activities. It is an important milestone for all of us at the Singapore Cricket Club and the wider community of Singapore Rugby at both senior and junior levels.”

This year’s 67th Edition of the SCC International Rugby 7s Tournament sees an exciting field of talent making its way to Singapore, including a star studded side from Paris, Stade Francais. 2014’s Finalists Penguins from the United Kingdom are also looking strong in a very tighgroup this year. This year we will see a new element; a Halloween party on Friday night, which promises to be a fun night out for the rugby fan and casual observer alike.

The tournament begins on 31st October 2014, and concludes on 2nd November. Tickets are still available through http://www.ticketbooth.com.sg/

For more information about the Tournament, please visit the SCC 7s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheSCC7s/

or visit the website: http://www.sccrugbysevens.com/index.php/sccrugby7s-home

For media enquiries, contact:

Kimberly Lee, +65 8163 7627, kimberly@blackdot.sg

Joanne Wu, +65 9728 9558, joanne@blackdot.sg

 

About the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC)

Established in 1852, the Singapore Cricket Club today counts itself as one of the premier sports and social clubs in Asia. It is the second oldest sports club in Singapore and stands at the centre of the city's colonial heart and the glamourous skyline of the business district. The SCC entertains 13 sports sections, of which, six hold major internationally acclaimed tournaments annually on the world famous “Padang”: Rugby 7s; Cricket Twenty/20; Hockey 6s; Netball 7s; Premier Tennis and Soccer 6s.

About the Societe Generale SCC International Rugby 7s

The Societe Generale Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s is organized by the Singapore Cricket Club and is one of the oldest invitational team sports events in Asia. What began as a humble tournament for Singaporean and Malaysian teams in the 1940s has grown to be regarded as a spectator-friendly tournament. The Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s celebrates its 67th edition this year, and promises to feature high playing standards from teams all across the world. Continuing the development of rugby in Singapore, the Club also conducts coaching clinics along with youth sponsorships to expand and support youth rugby.

 

Follow the tournament online through :

Website (www.sccrugby7s.com)

twitter (@SCC7sreporter)

instagram (@scc7s)

Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheSCC7s)

About Societe Generale

Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.

Societe Generale has been playing a vital role in the economy for 150 years. With more than 148,000 employees, based in 76 countries, we accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Societe Generale’s teams offer advice and services to individual, corporate and institutional customers in three core businesses:

  • Retail banking in France with the Societe Generale branch network, Credit du Nord and Boursorama, offering a comprehensive range of multichannel financial services on the leading edge of digital innovation;
  • International retail banking, financial services and insurance with a presence in emerging economies and leading specialised businesses;
  • Corporate and investment banking, private banking, asset management and securities services, with recognised expertise, top international rankings and integrated solutions.

Societe Generale is included in the main socially responsible investment indices: FSTE4Good (Global and Europe), Euronext Vigeo (Global, Europe, Eurozone and France), ESI Excellence (Europe) from Ethibel and 4 of the STOXX ESG Leaders indices.

For more information, you can follow us on twitter @societegenerale or visit our website www.societegenerale.com

 

About Societe Generale: 150 years

In 2014, Societe Generale Group celebrates its 150th anniversary with a focus on entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and team spirit. Founded by a group of industrialists and financiers, the bank’s very name illustrated their ambition: "Société Générale pour favoriser le développement du commerce et de l’industrie en France” (“Societe Generale to support the development of trade and industry in France"), as written into the Imperial decree signed by Napoléon III on 4 May 1864.

Societe Generale has always served economic development, contributing to the financing of infrastructures that symbolised the modern world and of leading French groups. Societe Generale was among the first French banks to open branches in London and in Russia in the 1870s, before expanding into the Maghreb, New York and Africa and to set up operations in Central European countries.

Societe Generale has always been at the cutting edge of financial innovation, and takes strength from its origins to assert its banking vision for the future, reinvent its businesses to serve its clients and become the reference bank of the 21st century.

SCC 7s Team Line-up (In alphabetical order by country)

  1. Casuarina Cougars                  Australia
  2. Cottesloe                        Australia
  3. East Arnhem                            Australia
  4. Palmyra                          Australia
  5. Randwick                        Australia
  6. Sunnybank                     Australia
  7. NS Silverbacks                         Australia
  8. Daveta                                     Fiji
  9. Grenoble University Rugby       France
  10. Stade Francais                         France
  11. France Development                France
  12. Yokohama Country and Japan
  1. Impala                                     Kenya
  2. Borneo Eagles                          Malaysia
  3. NS Wanderers                 Malaysia
  4. Iskandar Raiders            Malaysia
  5. Singapore Barbarians               Singapore
  6. Singapore Cricket Club  Singapore
  7. Singapore Select            Singapore
  8. Swedish Vikings             Sweden
  9. Penguins                        UK