HSBC RE-SIGNS AS THE RPA’S OFFICIAL BANKING PARTNER

Damian Hopley hosts Q&A with Jason Robinson and Josh Lewsey in the HSBC Customer Beach Hut at the London 7s

The RPA is delighted to announce that HSBC has strengthened its relationship with the Rugby Players’ Association and its members by signing for a further two years as the RPA’s Official Banking Partner. The agreement will run until the 2013 British and Irish Lions Tour, taking the loyal partnership into its sixth year.

This investment marks the continuation of the bank’s long standing commitment to rugby around the world from the British & Irish Lions Tour and the IRB Sevens World Series to the numerous HSBC community rugby programmes which have introduced thousands of children to rugby for the first time.Giles Morgan, Head of Group Sponsorship, HSBC commented: “We are delighted that we are able to continue our sponsorship of the Rugby Players’ Association. The RPA ably looks after players’ rights and we are proud to be able to play our part alongside them. It is testament to the strength of our relationship that HSBC is now entering its sixth year with the RPA and that the relationship keeps going from strength to strength. We look forward to continuing our work with the RPA this year and into the future.”Damian Hopley, RPA CEO said: “We are excited to be building on the initial success of our relationship which has seen over 50% of our members bank with HSBC. We are proud of our association with HSBC, especially given the support the bank continues to give the entire game from grassroots to elite level. This partnership ensures our players will continue to receive the excellent service that they have come to expect from HSBC, and that is part of the RPA’s on-going commitment to our members overall welfare.”For more information on the RPA’s Commercial Programme:
Alex Anderson
aanderson@therpa.co.uk
Direct: 020 8831 7935
Mobile: 07710 468 190

14 June 2011, 11:37 am
By Melissa Platt