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OJSC Nordea Bank congratulates Penza rugby team “Empire” on taking the second place in the Russian Championship in Rugby -7.
The players managed to beat their targets and take the second place in the Russian Rugby Championship.
This victory not only means that the team took silver, but also their official participation in the Cup of European champions – 2011.
As of today this triumph is the highest achievement of the club.
Nordea Bank and the “Empire” Rugby Club became partners in 2006, when the Bank sponsored the Club’s Kids school, which proved to be determinant for its development at that time. The Club’s school is currently training talented rugby players not only for the Club, but for the Russian national team as well. Three players from “Empire” team have been included into Russian rugby national team this year, and one of them became the member of the Russian national team in Rugby-7.
“Rugby is very popular kind of sports in Penza. Like football and hockey, it is even played by boys in every courtyard, while regular matches of the professional teams attract a lot of fans. We hope that the support rendered by Nordea Bank will help our sportsmen to approach the level of the best international teams in the foreseeable future”, says Alexander Matrunetsky, Penza Branch Manager of OJSC Nordea Bank.
Nordea Bank wishes the “Empire” team further success in sports achievements and impressive victories!