Generali Worldwide is set to continue its sponsorship of the Guernsey Island Games Association and looks forward to the next global gathering in Gotland in 2017.
The global insurance organisation has supported the team since 2011 and the partnership has helped to give Guernsey’s top sportsmen and women the best possible ‘Island Games’ experience in Bermuda, the Isle of Wright and Jersey.
“The spirit of the Island Games, and that of the Guernsey team, matches our own drive for success, bringing people together and recognising talent”, comments Giorgio Daboni, Chief Executive Officer of Generali in Guernsey. “Our purpose is to actively protect and enhance people's lives and we believe that sport goes some way towards meeting that goal. Going to Jersey and watching the Guernsey team at the opening ceremony was a great experience and we look forward to standing alongside them again in Gotland.”
Guernsey came third in the medals table in Jersey this year and won 28 gold medals across nine sports. The team will travel to Gotland in Sweden for the World Island Games XVII, where 3,000 athletes from 24 countries will compete.
“With Generali Worldwide we feel that we have a true partner”, says Brian Allen, Chairman of the Guernsey Island Games Association. “In many ways the Company has become synonymous with the Guernsey Island Games team and we have benefitted greatly from their support, which goes beyond just financial sponsorship.”
Mr. Allen continues: “There are exciting times ahead for the Guernsey team, as we nurture young talent and see athletes progress into senior competition. We are delighted to have secured sponsorship to help take us forward.”
Generali Worldwide has also supported the Guernsey Sports Commission through a donation which is being used to implement a coach development programme and the Get Active Stay Active series of free sports try-out sessions.