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Varsity Cup


Rugby is one of the most popular sports in the country. To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of talent in universities. FNB has a passion for development, and what better way to showcase this passion than through the sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup and FNB Varsity Shield competitions? To help build the future of South African rugby, FNB supports the development of rugby talent at universities. FNB undertook the Varsity Cup/Shield sponsorships in 2008, with the objective of widening the talent pool of South African rugby.

The FNB Varsity Cup has given university rugby players the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage. It also paves the way for these youngsters to be scouted and make the transition from the amateur to the professional rugby ranks.

As Callie Visagie, the 2011 FNB Varsity Cup Player of the Tournament, said in his acceptance letter, the FNB Varsity Cup has managed "to change the lives of the players taking part in the tournament". He was also impressed by "the contribution [FNB is] making not only to this exceptional tournament, but to the development and promotion of rugby for upcoming players in South Africa".

The FNB Varsity Cup has been a huge success and has produced players that have gone on to become professional rugby players who compete in the Currie Cup, the Super 15, and even with the national team. Some of these players include Juan de Jongh (Western Province and Springbok centre), Josh Strauss (Golden Lion loose forward and Currie Cup Player of the Year), Robert Ebersohn (Shimlas' centre who has also represented the Springbok Sevens team), and Demetri Catrakilis (Top points scorer in the 2011 Varsity Cup and Stormers' place-kicker) among other talented, successful South African players.

FNB's sponsorship of the FNB Varsity Cup hopes to unearth more talent and continue brightening up Monday evenings around the country.

For more information on the FNB Varsity Cup, please visit:
http://www.varsitycup.co.za

FNB Classic Clashes


The FNB Classic Clashes concept was developed around the customary rugby school clashes. FNB supports these games by allowing the schools to promote themselves through fund-raising, etc. The FNB Classic Clashes concept was developed in 2001. It was created to run in the same period as the annual school rugby clashes. FNB supports these games by allowing schools to promote themselves, while providing a day of entertainment for spectators.

FNB looked to steer sponsorship to further enhance these games by exposing raw talent and evoking a sense of pride in the children through sponsored gear. This has further inspired the participants to give their best and provide all watching with lasting memories.

FNB Classic Clashes focuses on the areas of rugby and netball, documenting some of the country's oldest rivalries in school sport. The FNB Classic Clashes also give children the chance to travel and discover the country.

FNB was keen to extend this concept to include schools that represent various communities that played a good game and were highly competitive.

FNB Classic Clashes has given school sport a whole new meaning, and the sponsorship hopes to inspire a new generation of stars to keep South Africa entertained for years to come.

For more information regarding the FNB Classic Clashes, please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/fnbclassicclashes

FNB JoburgArtFair


Great art has the ability to arouse the senses and the FNB JoburgArtFair does exactly that. FNB gives art the space it deserves and invites all South Africans to experience it in person. Art is an alternative investment, and as such FNB is delighted to be the naming rights sponsor of the FNB JoburgArtFair.

Great art has the ability to arouse the senses, and the FNB JoburgArtFair does exactly that. FNB gives art the space it deserves, and invites all South Africans to experience it in person. The FNB JoburgArtFair is the first and only contemporary art fair in Africa and is held annually at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Since our involvement in 2008, FNB has provided a platform for African contemporary artists to showcase their work - not only to educate, but to also sell to the public, thereby making art more accessible to all South Africans.

The first JoburgArtFair presented by FNB was in 2008 and it featured work from a number of local and international galleries, and proved to be very successful. FNB has extended its sponsorship by adding the FNB Art Prize to the competition, which is awarded to the artist with the most ground-breaking work on the show at the FNB JoburgArtFair.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.fnbjoburgartfair.co.za

FNB Football First


The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ was the biggest tournament the country has ever hosted. As FNB, we wanted to make sure that the legacy lives on, which is why we decided to support development clinics and host tournaments.

In 2007, FNB embarked on a journey as a national supporter of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. From the outset it was clear that FNB wanted to be more than a sponsor of this landmark event in South Africa - we wanted to ensure that the South African youth benefitted from this event.

In the build-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, FNB and the relevant municipalities worked together to build four artificial pitches in KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape, the Western Cape, and the Limpopo province. A fifth pitch is currently under construction in Kimberley.

In May 2011, FNB introduced the FNB Football First Programme to all the venues by appointing three coaches to each pitch. Since then, the coaches have been hosting development clinics and training sessions. A total of 23 438 boys and girls participated in the 2011 FNB Legacy programme that included 397 football clinics, 10 football festivals and life skills programmes in every region.

Nomvuyo Bhengy was the Player of the Tournament at the festival and she was also called up to a training camp with the national U17 squad. Loken Sesh and Senzele Siqithi, who also impressed at the festival, were also invited. Lu-Anne Elbrink received a call-up to the national U17 team and is a fully-fledged squad member. Finally, Thabelo Mulaudzi was selected to join the SuperSport United Football Academy to further his studies and nurture his football talent.

This year, there have been 85 football clinics with 79 schools participating. The programme has reached over 5 500 children so far, a number that should reach approximately 40 000 by the end of 2012, culminating in the Lucas Radebe Festival.

FNB's proud heritage of supporting youth sport lives on through the FNB Football Festival. FNB believes that this platform is essential to the involvement of young children in sport. If FNB manages to produce quality players for our national teams and leave others with fond memories, we would have succeeded.

South Africa - The Good News


South Africa loves engaging in debate and South Africa The Good News is a news website that highlights all the positive developments happening in South Africa.

Many South Africans are anxious about the country and the economic climate. Yet South Africa has made remarkable progress since 1994 and is paving the way for a genuine African renaissance. There is an abundance of good news here and every reason to be optimistic about our future. As FNB, we have a responsibility to ensure that all South Africans are made aware of our remarkable progress and that's why we support this vision.

We believe that if we are optimistic about South Africa's future and have a perspective that "things are getting better" there will be many opportunities that present themselves.

For more information, please visit:
http://www.sagoodnews.co.za

Selection criteria


Commercial sponsorships form a key part of the FNB's marketing programmes and as such must be evaluated against the following:

  • Whether the activity complements our brand values
  • The appropriateness of the target audience/s
  • The availability of sole sponsorship rights, or exclusivity within the financial services sector;
  • The availability of naming rights
  • The potential for benefits packages to include branding or signage, publicity, displays, advertising and access to databases
  • Opportunities available to strengthen customer relations and build business relationships
  • Opportunities to add value or benefits to customer and staff (e.g. through complimentary or discounted tickets)
  • The availability of research material or evaluation of the effectiveness of the sponsorship
  • The risk of controversy and / or the possibility of negative publicity

The following must be avoided:

  • Political, partisan or sectarian associations
  • Direct support for individuals.

Selection criteria


Community activities should be evaluated against the following:

  • The public reputation of the recipients of support (the organisation should have a positive public image)
  • The potential for the support to secure public awareness
  • Qualifications against the FNB's Brand Values
  • Allow for a long term involvement
  • FNB has specific focus areas mainly within Education, Hospice and Community Care in terms of support

The following must be avoided:

  • Political, partisan or sectarian associations
  • Direct support for individuals.

Sponsorships


Totally behind you

At FNB we are focused on supporting talented individuals and teams, and we invest a great deal in worthy causes that help to bring like-minded people together.

Current sponsorships


Varsity Cup

Supports the development of rugby talent in universities

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FNB Classic Clashes

Developed around the customary rugby school clashes

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FNB JoburgArtFair

FNB is the naming rights sponsor of the FNB JoburgArtFair

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FNB Football First

We support development clinics and host tournaments

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South Africa - The good news

A news website that highlights positive developments in South Africa

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Selection criteria


If you are interested in applying for an FNB sponsorship, please consider the criteria provided below, before submitting a request for sponsorship.

 

Commercial sponsorships


  • Enhance brand awareness
  • Highlight products and services to relevant target audiences
  • Provide opportunities for corporate hospitality or other marketing exploitation
  • Enhance FNB's reputation
  • Motivate staff

Selection criteria

Non-profit or community activities


  • Bring a lasting benefit to the local community
  • Communicate and reinforce FNB's commitment to the community
  • Enhance FNB's reputation as a public-spirited organisation
  • Motivate staff through opportunities for direct involvement where possible

Selection criteria