Hard work driven by Passion directs Team Fairfirst to secure their 1st Mercantile Rugby Championship

4 November 2022 | News

Team Fairfirst stole the show as they won their first-ever Rugby Championship at the 50th Mercantile Rugby 7’s. Amidst the loud cheers from fellow colleagues at Fairfirst, the team was able to defeat Team Ceylinco at a nail-biting final where the scoreboard read 5 – 0. This match was remarkable as both teams are significant stakeholders in the insurance industry.

Through their perseverance and consistent efforts, the Runners Up in 2017 was able to emerge as champions in 2022. 22 teams from 19 corporate entities participated in this year’s Mercantile Rugby 7’s as it marked its half-century milestone, a considerable achievement for the committee. Recommencing after a hold-up of two years due to Covid-19, this year’s tournament was gladly welcomed by the Rugby enthusiasts in Sri Lanka’s corporate sector.

Realizing the ultimate goal of any team that participates in a sports tournament requires massive dedication and commitment. This is something that Fairfirst Insurance has consistently kept in perfect balance as they empower their employees to work hard and play harder, which facilitated this immaculate win. Fairfirst, known for its inclusive and collaborative work environment is a name synonymous with empathy towards both its clients and employees.

Captain Sudesh Halangoda, excitedly mentioned, “It has been an amazing journey with the team so far. The team worked hard amidst all difficulties and the results were delivered accordingly. Personally, it has been a great pleasure for me to contribute to our first rugby championship and we’ll try our best to make sure that we continue as champions in the upcoming years as well.”

Dilan Mitchell, the Chief Operating Officer expressed his views saying, “Kudos to the team on a job well done! Watching the team going through various trials and driving themselves towards the shield has been heartwarming and it is absolute bliss to know that our staff gets to do what they love and express themselves by engaging in their favourite activities. Fairfirst will continue to assist our employees in reaching new heights, both professionally and personally.”

Fairfirst Insurance serves individuals, businesses and institutions across this beautiful island through a versatile workforce of 1400 spread across their comprehensive branch network, affinity partners and leading brokers in the market. Working as a close-knit team, pushing boundaries and embracing a fun-at-work culture enables them to be the best at what they do, both on and off the field.

Picture Caption: Fairfirst Rugby Team wins Rugby Championship at the 50th Mercantile Rugby 7’s.


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