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Supporting sports through platinum sponsorship of Island Games

Wed, 19 Jun, 2019

This year, Kindred Group is a platinum sponsor of the upcoming Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games. We were founded on a passion for sports, so we are proud and excited to support Island Games. We look forward to seeing the community join together in what will surely be a truly memorable event.

Small Islands, Big Game

The NatWest International Island Games is a chance for small islands and nations to compete competitively in a number of sports. It has gone from 700 participants, 15 islands/small nations and seven sports at the first games in 1987, to 2500 participants, 24 islands/small nations and 14 sports. 

The sports being competed at this games will be athletics, ten pin bowling, badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, swimming, cycling, triathlon, sailing, tennis, table tennis, shooting, squash and judo.
The following islands are members of the International Island Games Association: Alderney, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Froya, Gibraltar, Gotland, Guernsey, Greenland, Hitra, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Jersey, Menorca, Orkney, Rhodes, Saaremaa, St. Helena, Sark, Shetland, Western Isle, Ynys Mon and Åland.

The Games take place between 6th July and 12th July 2019 at venues across the Gibraltar. It promises to be a great event for participants, spectators and the local community. Tickets for the games are free and will give the community the chance to go and support the local competitors.

Neil Banbury, General Manager at Kindred Group added: “We are delighted to announce our Platinum sponsorship of the upcoming Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games. This summer’s Games is aiming to be the best Games yet and Kindred Group are looking forward to helping this become a reality”.

Contributing to our Communities

Kindred Group are a global business with offices in multiple locations. We are fully committed to our Gibraltar hub and this is a great chance for Kindred to give something back to the community that we are proud to be a part of.

We continously work to develop Kindred Group as a leader in sustainability and want to offer our players a safe, secure and sustainable form of entertainment environment. Partnering with the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games is an opportunity for Kindred to help shape a sustainable future and create a legacy for Gibraltar sport.

Leader in Sustainability

Contributing to our communities is a key pillar for our sustainability framework. Kindred have 240 staff in Gibraltar and with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) benefit, where every staff member gets three days a year to support the local community, this is a fantastic opportunity for Kindred employees to contribute to the success of the Games as well. Last summer, we joined the Annual Charity Cardboard Boat Race for the first time. Read more about that here

Kim Chang, Games Director at the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games said, ”I am delighted to be announcing this partnership with the Kindred Group and welcoming their staff as Games Makers (Games volunteers) during the Games.  I am sure the association with an organisation that values CSR will further enhance our own Games Sustainability Programme”.

Read more about the Gibraltar 2019 NatWest International Island Games here