Brasil Rugby League’s dreams of representing the entirety of Latin America at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup have been supported by a generous sponsorship from Peruvian-owned company SHIELD Security.
Brasil’s female team – the Amazonas – are the first team ever to qualify from Latin America for rugby league’s showpiece international event. They will open the Women’s World Cup against hosts England on November 9 in Leeds.
Support from SHIELD Security continues the company’s incredible influence over the expansion of rugby league throughout South and Central America.
SHIELD Security previously sponsored the Chilean men’s rugby league team which contested the 2018 Americas Cup in the USA, is the major sponsor of Peru Rugby League, and a leading sponsor of El Salvador Rugby League.
Director Sean Day (from the Olarte family of Lima, Peru) also played front row for a combined Latin American team at the 2018 Emerging Nations World Championship.
He has sponsored the composite Latin Heat team – including junior and senior players of all Latino heritages – since 2014.
“I am extremely pleased by this announcement, not least of all because it depicts Latin American entities working together in unison,” Brasil Rugby League general manager Robert Burgin said.
“When Brasil set its sight on the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, it was our ambition to show the potential and growth of our neighbours and nearby nations at the same time.
“I’m also pleased to have someone of Sean’s standing showing support. He’s a man of high integrity and selflessness who has worked very hard to build an enterprise.
“In this current climate of a pandemic and restricted budgets, we can’t undervalue how significant this gesture is on all fronts, and we anticipate it will lead to further sponsor support.”
SHIELD Security will occupy a shorts position on the Amazonas World Cup uniform.
The company specialises in all aspects of security operations from event hire, to crowd control, to retail loss prevention, high risk assignments and bodyguarding.
Previously, SHIELD has provided services for celebrities including Snoop Dogg, Tyga and The Game.
The Australian-based business joins Agrimix Pastures on the Amazonas uniform, and fellow partners Tagarela Intercambios, Steel Giants, Chasing Roos, Jackson of All Trades, Liam Piacente Designer and LoxtonBerg.com .
Aside from facing England on November 9 at Leeds Headingley Stadium, the Amazonas will play Papua New Guinea on November 13 in Hull, then Canada on November 17 in Leeds, hoping to progress to the semi-finals.
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