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Execs jet to Wellington for Canada's Rugby 7's

Custom House execs jet to Wellington, NZ for Canada's Rugby 7s

WELLINGTON, Feb. 3 /CNW-AsiaNet/ --


Ian Taylor, Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing for Custom House has flown into Wellington from Victoria, British Columbia to show his company's 100% backing for the Canadian Sevens this weekend. He is attending the matches with Fraser Jeffries, Vice President Asia Pacific.

"We are absolutely delighted to be in Wellington to show Custom House's support for this team," said Taylor. "These guys are first class athletes and great people. Yesterday we watched them conduct rugby drills and compete for fun with about 100 kids from the Johnsonville Rugby Club at Helston Park. They lost... but the sausage sizzle was great. And you know what they say - a lousy dress rehearsal means a winning game."

Custom House, one of the largest independent foreign exchange companies in the world is a big sponsor of Rugby Canada and supports the Canadian teams with financial assistance and an international marketing campaign. Their slogan is "Now You're Playing with the Big Boys"(TM).

"The National Sevens are on a heightened building phase as we prepare for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. We don't underestimate the level of competition that we will come up against in New Zealand and the USA IRB Tournaments but this squad has been carefully selected," said Martin Gallagher, Director of Rugby, Rugby Canada.

"Sevens Technical Director, Doug Tate from Victoria along with Sevens staff Spencer Robinson (Victoria) and Shane Thompson (Montréal) combined skills to put this squad together. The key qualities for playing 'Sevens' are fitness, individual and team skills, commitment, game understanding and experience. This team has all these qualities in spades."

"We are also delighted to have Morgan Williams with us. He has great experience as a leader and in playing in a high level competitive environment week in, week out with his club in France. Also Matt King has recovered from injury and we are happy to have him back in the Sevens game that we all know he loves playing".

The Canadian Rugby Sevens squad is made up of Adam Kleeberger, Matt King, Kyle Haley, Akio Tyler, Christoph Strubin, Morgan Williams, Derek Daypuck, Justin Mensah-Coker, Mike Danskin, Brodie Henderson, Dave Moonlight and Robin MacDowell.

Custom House is the largest independent foreign exchange company in North America. The company handles more than US $10 billion in transactions annually for 45,000 clients in Australia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. Custom House recently opened its 83rd international branch in Singapore. The company provides currency exchange solutions to pay foreign invoices and exchange foreign receivables. Custom House offers foreign exchange currency drafts, international wires, forward contracts, a foreign exchange rate watch service, world market updates and transactions through its online platform for importers, exporters and financial institutions.

Visit us at www.customhouse.com. Now you're Playing with the Big Boys.(TM)

'CUSTOM HOUSE IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF RUGBY CANADA AND A PREMIER PARTNER OF THE PGA TOUR.'

ENDS

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