Marmion & Buckley Unveiled as Mazda Ambassadors

21 August 2015

Marmion & Buckley Unveiled as Mazda Ambassadors
Mazda Ireland continues to drive ahead its sponsorship of Connacht Rugby for the 2015/16 season with the appointment of star players Kieran Marmion and Denis Buckley as official Brand Ambassadors for the coming year.

In addition to the Brand Ambassador announcement, Mazda has revealed that it will be taking the Mazda Rugby Roadshow around Ireland again this year with some of Connacht Rugby and Ireland‘s biggest stars entertaining young fans and budding stars of the future with skills workshops over the coming months.

The roadshow will land in Cork on the 27th of September; the home of Irish Rugby, Carton House on Saturday 17th October and in Buccaneers Rugby Club, Athlone on 8th November.
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Mazda Ireland has long been a partner of Connacht Rugby and once again, continues its committment to a significant investment in the team which includes providing a fleet of almost 30 Sixth Generation Mazdas to Connacht Rugby including the 2015 Mazda6, the 2015 CX-5, Mazda3 and the all-new Mazda2 and Mazda CX-3.

Speaking as one of the new Brand Ambassadors Kieran Marmion said: ‘’Along with Denis, I’m delighted to take on the role of Brand Ambassador for Mazda this year. Mazda has been hugely supportive of Connacht Rugby over the last number of years and we were thrilled to have them on board for what was one of our most successful seasons to date. For us as players, nothing beats meeting the young rugby fans around the country. The Mazda Rugby Roadshow series will give us the chance to get on the pitch, have some fun and share some tips with so many young supporters and rugby fans!’’

According to Avril Brophy, Marketing and Communications Manager, Mazda Ireland, “ We are delighted to have two of Connacht’s brightest young stars, Kieran Marmion and Denis Buckley, on board as Mazda Brand Ambassadors this year. Both have given hugely to the game of rugby and to Connacht over the last three seasons and display the challenger spirit which is deep at the core of Mazda. We are especially looking forward to taking the Mazda Rugby Roadshow around Ireland for a second successive year; it was a huge success last year and met some of our core sponsorship objectives in terms of driving connection and consumer engagement. We recently celebrated a huge growth in sales and pairing that with the passion of Connacht Rugby we’re expecting another successful year all round.”