Covéa Insurance scores a sponsorship deal with the Greetland Goldstars

28th January

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.”

 

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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 and served 11.5 million policyholders, generating over 16.4 billion Euros in premiums in 2016.  

Covéa Insurance handles the insurance needs of 1.5 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s A+ stable rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, designed to meet the needs of most individuals and businesses. Employing over 1500 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos, having Investors In People Gold accreditation and featuring in the 2015 and 2016 Sunday Times Top 100 Mid-sized Best Companies to Work For. It also has World Class service accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service for its Motor Claims, Home Claims and Underwriting Services teams as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial and Mid/High Net Worth business.

In January 2016, Sterling Insurance Company Limited became a fully integrated part of Covea Insurance Plc, following a Part VII transfer under the Financial Services and Markets Act. 

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