Mauritius’ La Balise Marina & ENL Foundation sponsor Grande Rivière Noire Football Club
Under the sponsorship, shirts and soccer balls were delivered to the local football team on May 23, 2014 at La Balise house at Black River in the presence of the club president, the captain, the players and representatives of La Balise Marina. (Image: Company)
The Grande Rivière Noire Football Club is delighted to announce that it will now be sponsored by Mauritius-based realty player La Balise Marina and the ENL Foundation.
Accordingly, under the sponsorship, shirts and soccer balls were delivered to the local football team on May 23, 2014 at La Balise house at Black River in the presence of the club president, the captain, the players and representatives of La Balise Marina.
This initiative fits within the framework of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plan of La Balise Marina, whose objective is to encourage regional talent to outdo itself, particularly in the domain of sports and arts.
Under this initiative, shirts and soccer balls were handed over to 27 players of this regional division by the CSR Manager of ENL foundation, Mario Radegonde.
“Managed by Jean Rudolphe Laboudeuse, Grande Rivière Noire Football Club is a promising team which aspires to improve its performances in order to be promoted to the second division. Like any team it needs sponsors, in particular for sports equipment, to concentrate on the main agenda of winning the game,” said Radegonde.
The CSR Manager of ENL foundation added that, through these players and their hope to progress to the next level, it is also giving expression to the aspirations of the whole village, which is eagerly looking forward to the matches.
ENL foundation is pleased to show its support with the distribution of shirts, which helps to promote unity in the team ranks as the players wears the colours of their division with pride.
Jean Rudolphe Laboudeuse, president of the Grande Rivière Noire Football Club (GRNFC), stated that the team consists mainly of skippers, builders and fishermen, with some team players working at La Balise Marina as well.
“We are extremely grateful to La Balise Marina and to the ENL Foundation for believing in us and supporting us. It is a big step for us and it definitely helps to motivate our players and to put them in a positive frame of mind. So, we hope to reach our goal, which is to play in the second division in the next season,” he stated.
Jeannot Lamarque, GRNFC caption, gave vent to his motivation by averring that La Balise Marina and ENL Foundation are doing a good job for the region, particularly by supporting these talented youngsters, as all development is contingent on the youth.
Hence, by encouraging the GRNFC players, more youth will follow in the football team’s footsteps, he noted.
Lamarque concluded by assuring his team members that they would soon get to wear their new shirts at their next match, to be held in two weeks.
ENL is a broad-based conglomerate with interests in most sectors of the national economy, spanning from sugar to realty. Since its inception in the early 19 century, it has worked alongside the country’s political, social and economic stakeholders to broaden and strengthen the national economy.
In the process, it has grown from an essentially agricultural concern into a modern, family-controlled business group, listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
With interests in property development, the Mauritius-based conglomerate boasts a realty division called ENL Property with investments under the Integrated Resort Scheme in a residential marina called La Balise, located in Black River on the sunny west coast of Mauritius.