Utmost Worldwide have continued their support of the Guernsey Island Games Association with two bursaries, awarded to Guernsey’s badminton and cycling teams.
The company hopes to give each of Guernsey’s 18 teams funding twice before its sponsorship of the Guernsey Team ends in 2021.
The funding will go towards new equipment, travel costs for away competitions and bringing guest coaches to the island. Both teams will also help athletes fund their kit for the next Island Games.
“Sport is at the heart of Guernsey and it’s fantastic to be able to support each team with these bursaries,” said Leon Steyn, CEO of Utmost Worldwide in Guernsey. “A lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes in all our sports clubs,”
“We’re delighted to hear how our funding assists with coaching and community sessions that benefit islanders who enjoy sport at all levels.”
Brian Allen, Chairman of the Guernsey Island Games Association, was delighted to see that these bursaries help island sports to thrive.
“From replacing kit and funding coaches to supporting initiatives that encourage people to have a go, the funds make an impact that will benefit the clubs for years to come,” said Mr Allen.
It is hoped that the next Island Games will be hosted by Guernsey in 2021.
Pictured top: Brian Allen, Chairman of Guernsey Island Games Association (GIGA) and Leon Steyn, Chief Executive Officer, Utmost Worldwide in Guernsey with athletes from the Guernsey badminton and cycling teams.
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