Fidelity renews SJAK Coach of the Month deal

first_img0Shares0000Fidelity Insurance Marketing and Business Development Manager Nicholas Malesi and SJAK President Chris Mbaisi signing the new contract on March 2, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2- Fidelity Insurance and the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) on Friday renewed their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) coach of the month partnership for a further one season.The deal worth close to Sh1.4mn will see the insurance provider continue in awarding the top flight league’s best coaches for the next nine months, retaining the monetary package of Sh75, 000. “Because of the harsh economic times, we were torn between letting it go or meeting halfway with SJAK. But we said we have been in this arena for the last two years and against all odds when everyone else is pulling out we continue with our small token every month,” Fidelity Insurance Marketing and Business Development Manager Nicholas Malesi said.Fidelity Insurance Marketing and Business Development Manager Nicholas Malesi (lEFT) and SJAK President Chris Mbaisi  (RIGHT) exchange documents after signing the new contract on March 2, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUThe Sh1.4mn sponsorship perk will cater for not only the monetary award handed to the winning coach each month but also go into the commemorative plaque as well as logistical arrangements.“We are here to re-affirm that we will continue giving what we have had and we believe for the two years we have done this we have personally touched the lives of those coaches in a better way and we hope to continue to contribute to the growth of this game and also for our coaches to get noticed,” Malesi further added.-SJAK President-SJAK boss Chris Mbaisi shakes hands with AIPS Africa president Mitchel Obi after his election. PHOTO/SJAKSJAK President Chris Mbaisi was pleased that the insurer was committing to another one year of the partnership and remains hopeful that there will be room for bigger engagement in the near future.“We are grateful to Fidelity insurance for partnering with us since 2016. We have come a long way in this journey and it is my happiness to see them remaining one of our key partners,” Mbaisi said.He has at the same time challenged Fidelity to next season look into a package for the assistant coach as well as look into sponsoring the annual coach of the year award at the SJAK gala.Posta Rangers coach Sammy ‘Pamzo’ Omolo receiving the Coach of the Month award for April.PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“We are not lucky in terms of increment but I urge Fidelity going forward to look into rewarding assistant coaches as well because they are the ones who work a lot behind the scenes,” noted Mbaisi.“We also want them to partner with us for end year awards because sponsoring the monthly award, it is only honourable that they come on board for the coach of the year as well,” he added.Malesi says they will put the same into consideration and probably kick off with the end year awards before considering awarding assistants from next season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS SENDS OUT ITS OWN SOS – FOR NEW MEMBERS

first_imgDMRT carry out a rescue at Horn Head.Donegal Mountain Rescue Team are a 24 hour a day, 365 days a year voluntary emergency response team providing emergency search and rescue response in extreme terrain and mountain conditions throughout the entire county.Due to the significant increase in the number of callouts experienced in the last two years the team are now seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals interested in working as part of the team to achieve high standards of casualty care in the Donegal’s mountains.The commitment We are seeking people with a strong interest in mountaineering activities, a high level of commitment, be reasonably fit, possess hill walking / climbing experience, navigation and hill skills as well as a commitment to participating in regular team training and callouts.Recruitment to the emergency response team is open to people over 18 years of age living within one hour of the county’s mountainous areas.It takes approx 1-2 years to progress from being a probationary member to qualifying as a full operational member. The Donegal Mountain Rescue training programme covers four core areas namely, mountain operations, search and rescue operations, casualty care, and operations co-ordination. We would also be interested in hearing from members of the public that may be interested in assisting us with the various other duties involved in running a voluntary mountain emergency response team including organising fundraising days and events, general administration, vehicle maintenance etc.The rewardMountain rescue is a rich cauldron of activities encompassing specialised training, rescue missions, fundraising, sometimes mundane committee duties and even TV appearances for various Rescue programmes.It’s sometimes wet, sometimes dry, sometimes stretched, sometimes a muscle acher, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes tired but always lively and fulfilling.More than anything else, it is deeply rewarding when the mission is over and the casualty is safely recovered and reunited with his friends or family. On those occasions the ensuing smiles and tears are makes it all so very worthwhile to be an Active Responder with Donegal Mountain Rescue Team.You can see here, or on the net, some pictures of the team in action and we can guarantee you we’ll show you corners of Donegal that will take your breath away as below! For more information www.donegalmrt.ie and for an application pack please send an e-mail to secretary@donegalmrt.ie, keep up to date with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/DonegalMRT.Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 11 October 2013.DMRT’s Joseph Brennan looks for the perfect Christmas card scene during training.MOUNTAIN RESCUE TEAMS SENDS OUT ITS OWN SOS – FOR NEW MEMBERS was last modified: September 24th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal mountain rescue teamnew recruitslast_img read more