Successful Omani business Muna Noor, has signed a sponsorship deal that will help to support the Muscat Rugby Football Club (MRFC) junior, senior and veterans squads whilst raising team profiles throughout the nation and the Gulf Conference & Gulf Premiership.
Having recently celebrated its 45th anniversary and with an already winning start to the 2016/17 season at Doha, the Muscat Rugby Football Club continues to grow from strength to strength and now has over 250 players in its junior team alone!
Founded on July 26th, 1971 with His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said accepting to be the patron of the club, the MRFC also brings together almost 1,000 ex-pats and locals to contribute to local charities and help communities. Alongside other leading businesses such as STOMO, Hamptons International, Grand Hyatt and i2offshore, Muna Noor will now also participate in the positive activities that the rugby club organises for those who need support.
Alex Maxton, Captain of Muscat Rugby Football Club adds, “Since the disappearance of the clubhouse in 2011, MRFC have relied on the generosity of sponsors to keep the club afloat and allow the team to participate in the regional tournaments. We are delighted to welcome Muna Noor as our new platinum sponsor for the 2016/17 season, who we believe will assist in bringing a new wave of success to the Sultanate’s only rugby team. We are looking forward to developing the partnership creating on-field success and many off-field initiatives to grow the game of rugby within The Sultanate of Oman”.
As exclusive Platinum Sponsor for the 2016-2017 rugby season the Muna Noor brand will be present at over 15 games played throughout five countries in the GCC region, as well as at one of the largest annual international rugby events – Dubai Sevens – at which over 4,000 players participate and 120,000 spectators support their favourite teams.
Grant Phipps, Muna Noor’s Group General Manager says, “we are very proud to support and be part of this important local club and look forward to seeing the MRFC teams flourish over the next year. Muna Noor wishes all players a great season ahead and eagerly anticipates the opportunity for our employees to play alongside the clubs’ players at our company sports day on the pitch.”
In the photo on the left, Grant Phipps and Alex Maxton proudly display the brand new 2016/17 season jersey shirt for the Muscat Rugby Football Club.