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DHL Welcomes Lions to Hong Kong to Kick-off 2013 Tour

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  • Legendary DHL Rugby Ambassadors from the UK and Hong Kong to encourage young talent with local students in support of GoTeach
  • DHL chosen as naming rights partner for the 2013 British & Irish Tour to Australia as part of its global support for rugby

HONG KONG, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, today announced it will be supporting the much anticipated British & Irish Tour to Australia 2013 this summer when it kicks off in Hong Kong on 1 June. The match marks the first time the Lions will play in Hong Kong’s history.

The DHL Australia 2013 Lions Tour complements the company’s global support of rugby, which is as international as its network extending to local rugby teams in countries such as Kenya, South Africa and Fiji. DHL also successfully delivered rugby to the world in 2011 as the Official Logistics Partner of the Rugby World Cup 2011, title sponsor of the DHL Hong Kong 2010 Bledisloe Cup and was a partner of the 2005 DHL Lions Series of New Zealand.

“As a city with a rich association with rugby, DHL is excited to welcome the Lions to Hong Kong as part of the DHL Australia 2013 Lions Tour. As a sport played all over the world that celebrates speed and dedication, rugby is the perfect fit for us as a global brand. We’re proud to continue our long association with the sport and look forward to delivering this exciting event to Hong Kong,” said Ken Lee, Head of Commercial, Asia Pacific and Managing Director, Hong Kong and Macau.

DHL will also offer a group of 90 local students, aged five to six from three Po Leung Kuk Kindergartens, a chance to meet some renowned rugby heroes ahead of the match. Three DHL Rugby Ambassadors, Hong Kong-born Rowan Varty of the Barbarians and Lions legends Mike Teague and Peter Winterbottom, will play games of rugby with the children from low-income families to help them learn more about the game on 31 May at the Hong Kong Football Club. The event supports the company’s GoTeach program by encouraging educational opportunities for young people. It follows DHL’s longstanding promotion of youth rugby in the territory, including past support for local mini rugby events.

“I am very pleased that we have been able to partner with DHL as the major naming rights partner of the DHL Australia 2013 Lions Tour. We have heard a lot about the passion and energy Hong Kong has for rugby and we look forward to meeting local students to help share some of our tips and experiences. This iconic event is always a major occasion for fans and this tour promises to be no different,” said rugby legend Mike Teague, DHL Ambassador for the Hong Kong match.

The tour begins on Saturday, 1June when the Lions face the Barbarians at Hong Kong Stadium in their second-ever match-up. The Lions play 9 matches in total, with the remainder taking place across Australia, including three test matches against the Qantas Wallabies.

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DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2012.

Source: DHL

Written by asiafreshnews

May 31, 2013 at 2:19 pm

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