After being dumped by Airtel Malawi, Malawi national netball team, the Queens have secured K600m, a five-year sponsorship deal from the Rach Family Trust.
The sponsorship package was unveiled Friday afternoon at Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.
The Trust also donated K5 million to Netball Association of Malawi (Nam) for its administrative purposes.
Speaking after unveiling the package, chairman of Rach Family Trust Ravi Rach said they decided to sponsor the Queens after being impressed with the teams performance in international competitions, which include finishing third at the recent Fast 5 World Netball Series in Australia.
“The Queens have been successful in international competions and we saw an opportunity to invest in the team so that it achieves the number one status in the world.
“We hope the team will be able to achieve the number one status through this sponsorship, which will enable them prepare thoroughly for international tournaments in including the 2018 World Cup to be hosted by Australia,” said Rach.
Nam President Rose Chinunda and director of sports in the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Jameson Ndalama were all thanks to Rich Family Trust for the timely intervention.
“This is a very welcome development and we are greatly overjoyed. Surely netball standards will improve with this sponsorship package, which is covering a number of areas.
“We are so thankful to the Rach Family for this good gesture,” said Chinunda.
Ndalama pledged government’s support to the partnership between Nam and Rach Family Trust to ensure the sponsorship bears more fruits.