Moana Pasifika is pleased to welcome ASICS as their Official Footwear Sponsor for the 2023 DHL Super Rugby Pacific Season.
ASICS is at the forefront of footwear technology and offers high quality performance and sports shoes for all types of sports and participants.
The players and coaching staff were ecstatic to be fitted with position-specific boots, performance runners and stylish lifestyle shoes.
The partnership extends beyond the rugby field with the Moana Pasifika Community team driving ASICS desire to get our communities moving through their RunKeeper app.
Kihachiro Onitsuka founded ASICS in 1949 to realise his desire to nurture the youth of Japan through sports and contribute to the development of society. Their founding philosophy of “Amina Sana In Corpore Sano (A Sound Mind in a Sound Body)” represents ASICS’ wish that people all over the world will live healthful and happy lives in both body and mind.
For Moana Pasifika Chief Executive Officer, Pelenato Sakalia, the synergies between Moana Pasifika and ASICS were clear.
“We are thrilled to welcome a quality, world-renowned footwear provider in ASICS in to our vaka. It’s been fantastic to see the gratitude within the team environment upon receiving such a generous allotment of shoes and the team look great on the training field in their ASICS boots.”
“Adding to the excitement is the ability to partner with ASICS in some of our community initiatives to get our Pasifika people active and striving towards healthy habits. It is clear that the vision we both share for our communities is aligned and we look forward to working together future initiatives,” says Sakalia.
On February 25th Moana Pasifika players will run out on to Mount Smart Stadium in their season opener against the Fijian Drua, proudly wearing their ASICS boots. Brand and Sports Marketing Manager Jason Niles is jubilant about the partnership and upcoming season.
“We’re excited to partner with Moana Pasifika as Official Footwear Sponsor for 2023 and can’t wait to watch the team in action as they build on a great 2022. Alongside this, we look forward to supporting the awesome work the team is doing to drive health outcomes in the community,” says Niles. “Roll on season 2023!”
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