G4S Sponsor UK 49er Crews.

G4S, the UK based security solutions group, is adding to its sponsorship of the British Sailing Team by announcing that it will sponsor two of Skandia Team GBR’s 49er crews.

Beijing Olympic duo, Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes, and the new pairing of Peter Greenhalgh and Chris Draper will benefit from the G4S deal.

Greenhalgh said:

“Making a decision to take on this new challenge and tackle new disciplines is a huge step for us so to have a brand as prestigious as G4S showing confidence in us from the outset is fantastic. We couldn’t have asked for a more encouraging start to our Olympic campaign.”

G4S has renewed its sponsorship of the British Sailing Team, Skandia Team GBR, for a further four years. After being a Silver level sponsor of the British team in the Olympic and Paralympic classes since April 2006, its decision to continue its partnership marks a commitment to support the UK’s most consistently successful Olympic sport up to and beyond the London Olympic Games of 2012.

Debbie McGrath, G4S Group Communications Director said:

This announcement marks an important chapter in G4S and British sailing’s history. We’re particularly keen to welcome Peter and Chris. Through our renewed Skandia Team GBR sponsorship supporting the elite of the Olympic Classes squad to the young sailors of the future, we are very proud to, once again, be backing this impressive sport. There is a natural synergy with the sport that reflects our brand’s spirit and we are honoured to be associated with.”

Stephen Park, RYA Olympic Manager:

“We are delighted to have the invaluable assistance of G4S with us for a further four years. The security provision and funding that G4S supplies, allows us to concentrate on the performance of our squad and not worry about the complicated logistics and security requirements involved with international travel and regattas. Acquiring the backing of such a loyal and dedicated partner is an undoubted asset to us and our sailors.”

More at the Official Skandia Team GBR website