Hospital da Luz Supports Académica Rugby

Hospital da Luz Coimbra – Idealmed will assume, once again, the main sponsorship of the rugby senior team from Associação Académica de Coimbra (SR/AAC), for the season 2018/2019. The protocol between the two institutions was signed last October 2 by Paulo Picão Eusébio, president of SR/AAC, and Pedro Beja Afonso, Hospital da Luz Coimbra administrator (both on the photo above). AAC Rugby, already totalling 63 years of age, is a reference in the history of national sport, counting with several titles and defending values that go beyond competition, such as respect, sharing, and genuine unconditional friendship. 

Hospital da Luz Coimbra (soon dropping the brand Idealmed) will, then, be the entity providing medical services to Académica rugby team. “This support falls into the values advocated in Grupo Luz Saúde, the providing of medicine of excellence and a partnership of trust. We want the players and club technicians to view us as partners, in order to achieve many joint successes”, stresses Hospital da Luz Coimbra administrator.

It is worth mentioning that Académica rugby won Taça de Portugal last May, defeating Agronomia team, in Setúbal. It was the seventh cup conquered by the “blacks” along their existence, bringing a stronger motivation to the new season. “We aspire to win Supertaça, to fight for the top places in the national championship, to reconquer Taça de Portugal and to contribute to rugby games experienced by supporters as an exciting and family spectacle” refers, on the other hand, Paulo Eusébio.

The support from Hospital da Luz Coimbra is “very important”, he added, for “the development and recovery of athletes depend on differentiated and high-quality healthcare”, which is guaranteed by Hospital da Luz Coimbra.