Rance Timber renews winning partnership
Rance Timber is proud to announce that it has renewed its long-standing sponsorship of the Stutterheim-based Power Nation Football Club for the 10th year.
The company has been Power Nation’s sole corporate sponsor since 2007, giving some of the talented youth in the Amahlati region access to formal football participation – often for the very first time.
“This is a very important social responsibility initiative for us,” says Rance Timber’s Stakeholder Relations Manager, Harold Mrashula. “We have seen first-hand over the past 10 years just how important this relationship is, not only for the boys directly benefitting from it, but also for the wider communities in which they live.”
“Sport is a very powerful antidote to the idleness, boredom and substance abuse which often lead to crime and other mischievous activities,” Harold says. “We know, from our own experience and from the feedback we’ve received from the SAPS, that empowering the youth to participate in organised sport makes these communities safer.”
In addition to the many social benefits that have ensued, Rance’s 10-year commitment to Power Nation has also proven hugely successful on the pitch.
Despite drawing the majority of its members from historically marginalised areas battling a desperate shortage of quality sporting facilities, the club has twice played its way into higher leagues.
The 2010/11 season was a particularly successful one, with the club winning several local tournaments and capping the year by being crowned league champions of the Amahlati Local Football Association – a feat which elevated them into the prestigious SAB League.
From humble beginnings the club now sports three fully fledged teams – the senior team, a U-17 squad and an U-13 team.
“We are exceptionally proud of the club and its members, and proud of our association with this success story,” Harold says. “This is not just about football. It is about being an active partner in building bridges and building a safer society, to the collected benefit of all our communities.”
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