The FINANCIAL -- On July 31, the first Fan Shop of the National Rugby Team of Georgia opened with the support of the VTB Bank (Georgia). The shop is located in the Vake Branch of the VTB Bank (Georgia), at the address: 2 Chavchavadze ave. Starting today, any fan can purchase shirts, balls and other items with marks of the national team.
The grand opening was attended by leading players of the National Team and management of the Rugby Union and VTB Bank (Georgia).
Fans attending the grand opening received pleasant surprise: players of the National Team signed their purchases and took photos with them.
Chief Executive Officer of the VTB Bank (Georgia), Archil Kontselidze stated:
“We are glad that today with the support of the VTB Bank (Georgia) a fan shop was opened, where Georgian National Rugby Team fans for the first time are granted opportunity to purchase fandom items with of their beloved team. The VTB Bank (Georgia) is General Sponsor of the National Team, which gave way to this idea and as a result, the first Fan Shop was opened at our branch today. We would like to wish the best luck to the “Borjgalosnebi” for the upcoming Rugby World Cup. We hope that Georgian fans will even more actively support our men.”
President of the Rugby Union, Gia Nizharadze stated:
“This is an extraordinary event! Georgian rugby fans lived up to the date, when the high level and quality Rugby Fan Shop is opened.
Our heartfelt gratitude goes to the VTB Bank (Georgia), which supports Georgian Rugby Union in numerous activities. This was their initiative. Their support and investment created and opened this shop.
I would like to congratulate our fans and urge them to visit the shop and purchase items of their beloved National Team and cheer for the letter as wholeheartedly as ever.
This is perfect example how business shall support sport. Once again I thank the VTB Bank (Georgia) – its CEO Mr. Archil Kontselidze, Vice-President George Barkalaya and all employees, participating in this cause.”