Total supports Rugby in Brazil and encourages young talents

For the first time in its history, Brazil will host the Olympic Games, the world’s largest multi-sport event. Rugby, a traditional sport among Europeans, will make its Olympic debut in its ‘sevens’ version. The sport is now reaching more and more Brazilian fans.

Total is a long-time sponsor of rugby. The company has helped coordinate and promote several initiatives focused on the sport throughout Brazil. Through this support, Total helps spread rugby’s culture and values of respect, passion, discipline, solidarity and integrity among Brazilians. These values are also what motivate Total employees around the world every day.

  • Sharing the better energy of rugby in Brazil

    Sharing the better energy of rugby in Brazil

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    Traditional sponsor of rugby in several countries, Total sponsors the National Super Sevens Male Rugby Tournament 2016

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    Super Sevens brings together the top athletes in the sport in Brazil

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    Total believes in the power of this sport that preaches respect, passion, discipline, solidarity and integrity

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    Super Sevens Tournament sponsorship is an opportunity to help spreading among Brazilians the culture of rugby

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    Since 2015, Total supports the project “We are Better together”, in partnership with Guanabara Rugby Club

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    The project made a selective with 35 high potential athletes from different regions of Brazil and selected 14 young people to strengthen the Guanabara Rugby team

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    The athletes had an intense training routine

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    In only two months, the team won two major championships of the Brazilian rugby sevens circuit

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Total’s partnership with rugby

Total supports rugby in partnership with the Brazilian Rugby Confederation (CBRu). The goal of this partnership is to promote the sport and make it popular amongst Brazilians. Total sponsors key events within the rugby world such as the National Super Sevens Male Rugby Tournament, and the Hemispheres Cup.

The National Super Sevens Male Rugby Tournament 2016 was held in March and brought together Brazil’s top rugby sevens players, including members of the national team participating in the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio.

The Hemispheres Cup is held in June 2016 in Macapá, Amapá and brings together Brazil and Kenya, two of the top 40 teams in the world. Supported by the Government of Amapá, the event introduces this type of tournament to northern Brazil for the first time.

Total believes in the power of rugby. The company wants to be part of the sport’s growth in Brazil by sharing the better energy of rugby.

Encouraging Brazilian rugby’s young talents

Since 2015, Total also supports the “We are Better Together” project in Brazil in partnership with Guanabara Rugby Club, state champion of the sport in Rio de Janeiro. The main objectives of “We are Better Together” are to discover and coach young Brazilian rugby talents and to support the inclusion of young people through sport. Last year, the project selected 35 athletes with high potential from different regions in Brazil and selected 14 young people to compose and strengthen the Guanabara Rugby team.

The athletes were gathered in Rio and underwent intense training to develop and improve teamwork and the individual skills of each athlete. After only two months, they put the core values of rugby into practice. They overcame challenges and showed how to be better together by winning two major championships of the Brazilian rugby sevens circuit. These were the first steps of a promising story and the start of a project that truly represents the better energy of sports.

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