If we work together… a message from Sharon Paterson, the CEO of Infiniti Insurance Limited, main sponsor of Grey Rugby.
History points to resilience, determination and collective focus as the drivers of recovery in the aftermath of disasters. The decade after World War II is testimony to this with a period of economic growth, development and stability accompanied by increased opportunities accessible to more people, impacting positively across the globe.
School education and sport have experienced a year of disruption in 2020. Everyone in our country has been touched in one way or another by COVID-19. The return to the curriculum and sporting fields heralds a time for moving forward from the tribulations of 2020 and leveraging from the lessons learned, to embrace the innovation and successes scored in this period. It is in this spirit that Infiniti Insurance is once again sponsoring the Grey High School 1st XV rugby team and the u13A’s for 2021.
Sadly, we did not get the marketing exposure that we were hoping for this year as the sponsor of the BEST sporting school in the country. But our loss was far less than that of the inspiring squad of young men from Grey who got to play only one match this year. Fortunately, 7 members of the squad will have the opportunity of trying out for the 1st XV next year. For those of you who leave Grey at the end of this year, be proud of the jersey’s that we handed out to you on 11th March 2020, amid so many dreams for a season that wasn’t. You earned those jerseys and caps so hold your head’s high.
The 2021 commitment marks the third year running of our sponsorship of the 1st XV and the 2nd year of our sponsorship of the u13A team. These sponsorships have been made possible by a collaboration between Infiniti Insurance and the Bands family of Southsure Brokers, who have long been proud supporters of Grey, Port Elizabeth. Their allegiance to Grey High School is anchored by a shared vision of building our nation from the classroom through social investment in education, thus building a well-balanced society that nurtures the leaders of tomorrow.
We would like to think that this support contributes in a small way to the fine reputation the school has established as one of the foremost educational institutions in our country, producing well-rounded citizens of high ethic, societal leaders and fine sportsmen. In working together to achieve these lofty ideals, it is important that you have the same confidence in us.
Infiniti Insurance scrums down with the Grey High 1st XV as an A-(ZA)-rated non-life insurer. We are already the insurer of choice of many of you and hope to see more of you contacting Southsure or using the firstname.lastname@example.org email address to get ‘no obligation’ Infiniti quotes on your homes and businesses.
Go for it Grey High School and continue to make us all proud to be associated with you. I like to see the excitement in our offices in Johannesburg every time one of you appears in the newspaper, in a magazine, on TV, on social media, wearing a rugby jersey with our logo on it. I love to see you win but above all, I like to see you behaving as gentlemen on the field. That has made me the proudest of all during the matches that I have managed to attend so far.
In the words of Grey High School Old Boy and Boks captain Siya Kolisi;
‘If we work together and strive to be better, each and every day,
we can achieve anything’.
MESSAGE MR CHRIS ERASMUS – RECTOR, GREY HIGH SCHOOL
The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on school sport in 2020 and has stopped Grey High School from playing any winter sports fixtures. Through these unprecedented times, Infiniti Insurance Limited has remained firmly committed to us this year. We are extremely grateful for the relationship we have with Infiniti and are proud, once again, to partner with this extraordinary brand and the exceptional Infiniti team and we look forward to a busy 2021.
MESSAGE FROM MR NEIL BIELBY – DIRECTOR OF SPORT, GREY HIGH SCHOOL
As we put 2020 behind us and as far as our 2021 school sports season is concerned we are hoping for a bumper season. One thing that is guaranteed next year is that Grey High School sport with the continued backing of Infiniti will be leading the way as sport gets back to “normal”.