Univerus extends commitment to Nelson community

Posted on August 16, 2021

Proud First XV sponsors of the Tasman Mako

Opening up the New Zealand Nelson office of Univerus has been a wholly positive development for our top-of-the-South team - not only are we making the most of the wonderful climate, there's also a great sense of community here that we're proud to be a part of.

Our commitment to the Nelson region, and the desire to become involved with the community and local organisations, has led us to become a Gold Sponsor of National Basketball League team, the Nelson Giants.

Now, we're excited to announce that we've also come on board as a sponsor of the Tasman Rugby Union's premier team, the Tasman Mako. Captained by All Black second five David Havili, the Mako took out the Mitre 10 Cup premiership title in back-to-back campaigns in 2019 and 2020.

As with the Nelson Giants, we're looking forward to offering the Mako support from our global organisation, throughout their 2021 season.

We’re very proud to be sponsoring the Mako the Kids For Free programme, which provides children 12 and under with free attendance at all Tasman Mako home games.

Based in Nelson, our General Manager of Univerus Australasia Kerry Connors is a keen supporter of rugby in general and of the Tasman Mako in particular.

"We are pleased to give back to the community by covering the ticketing costs that enable the Tasman Rugby Union to continue supporting families with their Kids For Free promotion", Kerry said.

If you have an opportunity you'd like to discuss, don't hesitate to get in touch.