Standard Chartered Bank Botswana hosted a series of wellness and sports related activities for its valued clients based in the country’s second largest hub, Francistown on February 11, 2017. Activities were tied to a message that healthy lifestyles do not just pertain to physical health and wellness but financial health as well. The day began with a series of open air aerobic workouts hosted by fitness trainers showcasing a range of different exercises. Closing off the aerobic session was renowned celebrity healthy lifestyle trainer Mamotse Maloka. Participants ended the morning session with a wellness breakfast and talk which included presentations on financial health and planning alongside diet and lifestyle tips.
The afternoon session was a festival of football hosted in a 5-a-side football tournament featuring seven (7) teams representing a selection of the bank’s corporate clients. Teams played a series of round-robin matches before advancing to a finals match that saw the undefeated Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) team emerge as overall winners to claim the invitational trophy.
Speaking at the trophy presentation Head of Retail Banking, Pedzani Tafa highlighted that “Standard Chartered Bank wanted to bring the experience of being ‘Here for good’ to you that matter the most. Francistown is an important part of our business in Botswana, knowing that our clients can access and benefit from a healthy active lifestyle as well as leveraging off healthy financial habits is an important pillar for the bank. Putting together the activities we have all enjoyed today is further assurance that we are actively contributing to the initiatives we proudly promote.” The events of the day ended with an exclusive match viewing event where the English Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC was screened live on a big screen to a crowd of the bank’s invited clients. Clients were treated to a high energy match over dinner with Liverpool FC emerging victorious beating Tottenham Hotspur FC 2-0.