The St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank has renewed its commitment to the premier league football season and is actually the title sponsor of the league. The league is now known as the National Bank Premier League. At the half time break of the President’s Cup match recently at the Warner Park, Chairman of the Board of the National Bank Alexis Nisbett made the presentation of the $100,000 sponsorship to President of the St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) Anthony Johnson on the pitch at the Warner Park. The match featured last season’s FA Cup champions Rams Village Superstar versus reigning Premier League Champions Flow 4G Cayon Rockets. Cayon won 2-1.
Speaking about the title sponsorship of the premier league, Sabina Vaughan of National Bank’s marketing department, expressed the importance of football to community development and why National Bank decided to continue its support of the league. “We are delighted to get on board with this again. The sport of football allows many opportunities for the young people of this Federation and National is one of our national institutions that has always played a major role in the development of the youth of our Federation so we are happy to be on board once again,” Vaughan said after the presentation.
The sponsorship is not only about the Premier League, but also the SKNFA’s grassroots program. “We are also sponsoring the grassroots program. We believe that it’s key is vital to be able to provide support at the base level of the sport; to be able to provide support to young persons; the very young of this Federation. We are very excited about our partnerships with the grassroots program,” Vaughan said.
Meanwhile, President of the SKNFA Anthony Johnson expressed gratitude that National Bank has renewed its commitment to the SKNFA and has become title sponsor of the Premier League. “We want to thank National Bank because we know these are difficult economic times and the contribution they have made and continue to make to football is a tremendous one,” Johnson said.
Regarding the Bank’s support of the grassroots program, Mr. Johnson stressed that this was extremely important to the SKNFA. “They have committed to the grassroots program, both in cash and kind. In fact, in addition to cash at some $20,000, we have already purchased uniforms and other merchandise for the grassroots kids and so that’s a demonstration of their commitment not only to the development of football in its current state but the future development of football,” the SKNFA president added.