The Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee (PNGOC) have today unveiled Jacks of PNG as the Team
PNG Merchandise supplier and Corporate Partner of the PNGOC for 2022 and 2023.
One of the leading clothing retailers in Papua New Guinea, Jacks of PNG today sealed a two-year
merchandise partnership which saw the PNGOC award the supplier the licensing rights to its Team
PNG brand to manufacture, advertise and distribute Team PNG merchandise apparel for the two-year
The merchandising agreement allows the PNGOC to provide its Team PNG trademark to Jacks of PNG
to create an agreed range of Team PNG supporter apparel for the general public to purchase from all
Jacks of PNG retail outlets.
In addition to the licensing agreement, Jacks of PNG has also pledged sponsorship in kind to the
PNGOC to the value of K100,000 over the two-year period (2022-2023).
The value in kind sponsorship covers the walkout uniforms and accessories for Team PNG to the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games and 2023 Solomon Islands Pacific Games in addition to Board and Staff uniforms for the organisation.
Welcoming the partnership, PNGOC Secretary General Auvita Rapilla said “Jacks PNG came on board
last year sponsoring Team PNG’s walk out uniform for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, and we are pleased
to see this partnership extend to include Team PNG Merchandise”.
Rapilla acknowledged and thanked the Jacks of PNG Board for having the confidence in the Team PNG
brand and for taking up this new challenge to market and promote the Team PNG merchandise to the
general public despite the ongoing pandemic environment which had made securing sponsorship within
the business landscape in PNG difficult.
“Jacks of PNG have identified with our Team PNG brand and values. This partnership will allow the
general public to share in the pride of the Nation by donning the colours of Team PNG branded apparel
in support of the multi-sporting events that we travel and attend each year. Now you too can support
Team PNG by visiting your nearest Jacks of PNG shop and purchasing your own official Team PNG
supporter merchandise”, Rapilla said.
During a combined media conference to announce this sponsorship, City Pharmacy Limited Group’s
Chief Executive Officer Navin Raju said it was a great honour for its Jacks of PNG brand to partner with
the PNGOC and looks forward for further creative collaborations to create value and build on the
existing signature Team PNG brand that will connect and resonate with all Papua New Guineans and
Team PNG supporters.
Raju added that: “Having this sponsorship will greatly assist the PNGOC as 2023 will be a big year
because of the Pacific Games, which will be held in Honiara, Solomon Islands where Team PNG will
be sending a big contingent”.