Covéa Insurance scores a sponsorship deal with the Greetland Goldstars

28th January 2015

Covéa Insurance is proud to support the Halifax-based Greetland Goldstars football club and has confirmed it is sponsoring football kit for four new teams - two junior and two adult squads - for players with disabilities. Greetland Goldstars recently opened its doors to over twenty players with disabilities, providing them with the opportunity to play and train as part of a mainstream club, rather than be singled out as part of a specialist club.

Covéa Insurance, a major employer in the Halifax area, was keen to get involved and support the disability teams because of its partnership with local special needs school, Ravenscliffe High, where one of the support assistants is a coach for Greetland Goldstars. A number of pupils at Ravenscliffe have joined the disability squads and are already participating in tournaments.

Football Development Manager at Greetland Goldstars, John King, said:

“These are exciting times for the club and we feel very privileged to have kicked off disability football in Calderdale. Without the support of companies like Covéa Insurance, grassroots football would struggle to survive; they are a real lifeline to our existence.”

Dave Collins, Business Development Manager at Covéa Insurance, who helped secure the funds for the kit said,

“Covéa Insurance is genuinely committed to supporting worthwhile causes in the communities local to its business. We are pleased to support disability football and wish the Greetland Goldstars every success.”




About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020.   

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels.

Employing over 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance won the General Insurer of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2021. It was named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards and as the Best Employer at the Yorkshire Financial Awards.  They were also recipients of the Best Insurer title at the British Claims Awards, High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards.

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