21/09/2022 Press release
TOTALENERGIES EP UGANDA ANNOUNCES TWO-YEAR SPONSORSHIP FOR UGANDA RUGBY 7S
Kampala, September 21, 2022 – TotalEnergies EP Uganda has today announced a two-year sponsorship for Uganda Rugby 7s men and women national teams. The annual sponsorship worth USD 15,000 (UGX 57 million) is aimed at facilitating the team’s training and development in line with TotalEnergies Foundation pillar of youth inclusion and education.
Speaking during the press conference held at Kyadondo Rugby Club, Mr. Jean Gavalda, Business, Development & Corporate Affairs Director, TotalEnergies EP Uganda said, “In a period of transition, children and young people represent our future and so they are our living heart. TotalEnergies EP Uganda has committed to make a positive impact on livelihood. Participating to youth inclusion is one of our pillar toward that goal. Rugby is interesting as the team is above the individual, and in same time the team does not perform without individuals. Rugby is standing together and performing.
Supporting the Uganda Rugby Union is supporting the training and development of thousands of young. It is also demonstrating that with courage and time, they can succeed. Uganda Sevens is Africa Champions 2022 and so is an exemplary path for leadership among young people. Our sponsorship will be made towards women and men sevens teams who will promote the development and inclusion of youth thanks to sport values. Values that are shared by TotalEnergies EP Uganda: stand together, pioneer spirit, performance and safety”.
TotalEnergies is also the current official sponsor of the Rugby World Cup 2023 France. The partnership provides an opportunity for the company to present its broad energy profile to a wider audience and, through this ambition, strengthen ties with its stakeholders.
Mr. Godwin Kayangwe the President Uganda Rugby Union thanked TotalEnergies EP Uganda for the partnership. ‘This is a good beginning to a relationship we hope to grow, TotalEnergies has been a great supporter of Rugby Africa as witnessed in the recent RA championship held in France. The extension of this relationship locally is anticipated to have a great impact with the development of rugby in Uganda, Welcome aboard TotalEnergies’’
TotalEnergies partners with various sports events and activities around the world. TotalEnergies is the Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup France 2023 and the title sponsor of the Confederation of African Football's 10 main competitions, including the prestigious TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations. In Uganda, TotalEnergies EP Uganda is the sponsor of the Nwoya and Buliisa District football mini leagues.
About TotalEnergies in Uganda
TotalEnergies has been present in Uganda since 1955 through its marketing operations and has more than 200 stations countrywide. TotalEnergies EP Uganda is an upstream affiliate which is leading the development activities towards production in the Tilenga project area - License Area 1 (LA-1) and Contract Area 2 North (CA-2N) within the Albertine Region.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
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