Thanks to enterprises’ sponsorship, a number of sport teams in the province have had more facilities and equipment to practice and compete for high achievements.
U11 Gia Bao Hai Duong has been sponsored by businesses for years and won the national championship five times
Long Hai Co., Ltd., a jelly producer in Thach Khoi ward, Hai Duong city, signed an advertising contract on October 22, 2021 to sponsor Hai Duong men's table tennis teams.
Fewer than two months later, the provincial table tennis teams, renamed Hai Duong – Long Hai, acquired important titles at the Nhan Dan (People) Newspaper’s National Table Tennis Championships for PetroVietnam – PVCFC Cup (the highest tournament of Vietnamese table tennis).
Especially, this was the first time Hai Duong had won the first team prize at the 39 year-old tournament although considered the cradle of Vietnamese table tennis, according to the Hai Duong Sports Training and Competition Center.
At the tournament, Hai Duong secured one men’s team gold, one mixed doubles gold, one men's singles gold, three silvers, and three bronzes.
The achievement helped Hai Duong surpass strong domestic centers like Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh city, and T&T, indicating that Hai Duong table tennis had found a predestined sponsor for the province’s No. 1 sport.
According to its memorandum of understanding, Long Hai Co., Ltd. will fund Hai Duong men's table tennis teams a total of 2.5 billion VND in five years from November 1, 2021 to July 31, 2026, equivalent to 500 million VND/ year.
In addition, male and female champions will be awarded 100 million, 70 million, or 50 million VND depending on the tournament.
U11 Gia Bao Hai Duong and U13 HADUWACO are two football teams sponsored by Gia Bao Co., Ltd. and Hai Duong Clean Water Trading One Member Co., Ltd.
Quoc Anh Hai Duong Co., Ltd. sponsors Hai Duong women's volleyball teams nearly 1.5 billion VND in 2022
These are the teams that need a lot of money to invest in training grounds and clothes. Therefore, the two businesses’ companionship in the past years has further motivated the teams in practice and competition. The U11 team has won the national championship five times and been the runner-up many times while the U13 team has reached the national final twice.
Hai Duong became a famous youth football training center in the country partly thanks to contributions of enthusiastic sponsors like Nguyen Dinh Giang, Director of Gia Bao Co., Ltd.
24 teams with about 500 athletes are practicing at the Hai Duong Sports Training and Competition Center. However, only a handful of teams have sponsors.
Hai Duong is one of a few localities having large-scale sports training centers with quality athletes and coaches. Since 1985, when the first National Games was held, Hai Duong's high performance sport teams have never been outside the top 10 in terms of achievements. Sometimes, Hai Duong’s achievements far surpassed localities with strong economic potential.
To maintain these achievements, businesses’ companionship in sport socialization is every necessary.
Over the past years, the sport sector has continued to seek sponsorship packages. Last July, three women's volleyball teams of the province received a sponsorship package worth nearly 1.5 billion VND from Quoc Anh Hai Duong Co., Ltd. for May 1 – December 31, 2022.
Hai Duong women's volleyball teams have competed in major tournaments. The sponsorship of Quoc Anh Hai Duong Co., Ltd. can completely help them improve their achievements like table tennis and football teams.