Utmost International Guernsey is continuing its support of the Guernsey Island Games Association (GIGA) by awarding two more bursaries to the Guernsey Lawn Tennis Association and Guernsey Golf Union.
Utmost International Guernsey has awarded bursaries on a rotational basis since 2018, with the aim that each of Guernsey’s 18 sports teams will have received funding twice by the time Guernsey hosts the NatWest International Island Games XIX in 2023.
The bursaries are critical in supporting the teams who use the funding for purchasing new kit and equipment, paying for travel, or bringing guest coaches to the island.
The tennis team will be using its bursary money to organise expert coaching to help enhance player performance and make better use of training time, as well as helping to inspire the team. The funding for the golf team will help to pay for the athletes’ kit as they prepare for the next Island Games in Guernsey.
Pictured: Treasurer of GIGA, Rick Denton, and CEO of Utmost International Guernsey, Leon Steyn, with Golf and Tennis Representatives (also pictured top).
Leon Steyn, Chief Executive Officer for Utmost International Guernsey, said sport is vital to Guernsey and that funding is important.
“Each team is committed to sporting excellence, and we know how much hard work goes in to achieving that elite level of performance. We are always happy to hear how our bursaries help these teams and the positive impact they have on the wider sports community,” he said.
Brian Allen, Chairman of the Guernsey Island Games Association, commented: “These bursaries are crucial for helping our island sports community to thrive while inspiring future generations of athletes. In addition to helping teams with kit and funding for coaching, the positive impact that they have on sports enthusiasts competing at every level is invaluable.”
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