We believe in spirit. We believe in people who use creative and innovative means to celebrate the human spirit and build the human family. We commit to supporting endeavours that challenge people into courage, break barriers, test the soul and bring people together in celebration. This is why our name has been linked to sports and its people.
Punjas Digicel Fiji Netball
Both companies have combined to sponsor Netball in Fiji for the next three years for a ‘substantial’ investment in the sport. Netball will receive in excess of $350k over the next three years to continue growing the country’s single biggest female participation sport.
South Pacific Games
2003 was a big year for Fiji and Punjas. Fiji was host of the biggest sporting event in the Pacific and Punjas was proud to join other corporate sponsors in helping host this inaugural sporting event.
Punjas handed over $750,000 to the late President Ratu Josefa Iloilo. The late President also added that the company had proved that it was and still is an integral part of Fiji and its dedication to the development of the country is evident in its business commitment.
“Punjas products now form part of almost every household in Fiji and are fast becoming popular in other Pacific Island Countries as well,” he said.
The 2003 SPG Games were the 12th Pacific Games to be held and in the event’s history it was third time for Fiji to play host.
Battle of the Giants
The History of soccer in Fiji is linked to Battle of Giants tournament since 1978. It has become an event of national significance on the sporting calendar. In this tournament teams from major 11 districts battle each other.
The games are normally played over two weekends in the month of July and it has a national following. Battle of Giants has become one of the most anticipated events by its soccer fans in Fiji and abroad.
Punjas has been a proud supporter and sponsor of this national iconic tournament for three years.
Punjas Pacific Islanders & Punjas Tri-nations Series
Rugby is to the Pacific Region what Football and Cricket are to other nations around the world: the numero uno sport of the masses.
Punja & Sons Ltd, were major sponsors of the Pacific Islanders team and their inaugural test series between three of the greatest rugby nations in the world – namely, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
It began with our sponsorship of the Punjas Tri-Nations Series between the island nations of Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. This contest featured not only native players, but also others who traveled from all around the world to participate. From this wealth of talent it was possible to handpick an elite rugby team to make up the “Punjas Pacific Islanders” - the team which confronted with Australia, New Zealand and South Africa on the field. The series showcased Pacific rugby at its best, with all the passion, vigour and inspiring teamwork that defined the games.
Punjas has “The Choice of the Pacific” as its strategic tag line, which was associated throughout the Pacific with this team.
Punja & Sons Ltd, worked closely with the Pacific Island Rugby Alliance (PIRA) for this prestigious series and had an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to create global awareness of the islands of the beautiful South Pacific.
Needless to say, this series encouraged closer ties between Fiji and its neighbours, while serving the aspirations of both young and old rugby supporters who would like to see Pacific Island rugby come into its own, and become a distinctive feature in the cultural landscape of these islands.
Punjas enjoyed a wide range of opportunities including the right to display their logo on the team's jersey in the prominent front jersey position on the Pacific Islander Team and stadium signage and, of course, hold the naming rights for both the series. Also, capitalizing on the excitement of the event, the company hosted the Punjas Rugby Bonanza. This promotional scheme gave buyers of selected Punjas products opportunities to win a range of attractive prizes: Rugby tickets, Rugby Jerseys, Autographed Rugby Balls, and Return Air Tickets to Australia and New Zealand to watch Punjas Pacific Islanders do battle with the Wallabies and the All Blacks teams.
Punjas Rugby Series
The Punjas Rugby Series is an annual rugby union competition played between the A sides of Fiji and Tonga.
Punjas signed on with the Fiji Rugby Union to be the naming rights sponsor in 2010. This new rugby series was an effort to rekindle competition between Tonga and Fiji and develop local players.