Monday, August 15, 2022

Jet Demolition donates soccer equipment worthy thousands

A company that is in partnership with Debswana for the Jwaneng Cut 8 project, Jet Demolition, has come to the aid of a struggling football team, the Jwaneng Fighters Football Club.

The company recently donated P51 000 worth of soccer equipment to the club. The equipment consisted of two soccer kits, 10 balls, 11 pairs of soccer boots and bags. The initiative is said to be an effort of Jet Demolition to give something back to the Jwaneng community. The company has only been in Jwaneng for about three months.

Matshidiso Kamona, the Chief Communications Officer of Debswana in Jwaneng, said that lack of sponsorship has always been a common cry among many sporting bodies in Botswana and Jet Demolition’s gesture will surely make a huge difference for Jwaneng Fighters and set precedence for sponsors at large.

Kamona said that the sponsorship from Jet Demolition had come at the right time because in the past the Jwaneng team had been struggling to find sponsorship.

Kamona pointed out that during the handover ceremony, the Chairman of the receiving club, Parkie Pius, called on his players to commit and take the club to another level, if not for themselves then for their sponsor.

Jet Demolition Project Manager, Nick Brits, announced that the reception his company has received in Jwaneng has been kind and as such they were motivated to give back to the community as a ‘thank you’ gesture. “To us it’s not just about the contribution we make business wise by creating employment and partnering with Jwaneng Mine to mine diamonds, it is also about uplifting the community in which we operate in; we will therefore rejoice. This sponsorship serves as a motivator for the players,” said Brits.

Kamona concluded by adding that the company’s business partners are already looking to make similar waves, replicating Jet Demolition’s efforts.

“In this sense, sponsorships such as these will go a long way in improving sports and football in the country,” said Kamona.


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