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

Covéa Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa (which includes the global reinsurer PartnerRe since July 2022). 

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of UK customers, across a range of product lines; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa.  

Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos and 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. In 2022 Covéa Insurance was named Insurer of the Year at the British Claims Awards and Personal Lines Insurer of the Year at the Insurance Times Awards.

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