Barclays Wealth announces Isle of Man Commonwealth Youth Games sponsorship

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Barclays Wealth is delighted to announce its sponsorship in support of the 2011 Isle of Man Commonwealth Youth Games. The £20,000 sponsorship will help to stage the biggest multi-sport event that has ever been held in the Isle of Man.

The games, taking place from 7-13 September 2011, will be hosted at various sporting venues across the Island staging rugby 7’s, boxing, athletics, cycling, gymnastics, swimming and badminton for over 1000 competitors from around the Commonwealth.

Ian Hodgkinson, Island Director for Barclays Wealth said: ‘Barclays Wealth is delighted to support the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games. The games give young sportspeople from across the Commonwealth the opportunity to showcase their talents on an international level and we are thrilled to be involved.

‘As well as having a number of employees competing in the games we also have a large group of eager volunteers who have agreed to take the time out of their busy working day, to assist as officials during the event. As an organisation it is important for us to offer our full support to the event both financially and through the support of our staff. The games will be a landmark event in the Island’s history and I am thrilled Barclays Wealth can be involved.

‘The games build on our existing support for the young people of the island through organisations such as Junior Achievement and through our sponsorship of the Student of the Year competition. These initiatives provide Barclays Wealth staff with excellent opportunities to volunteer and help young people in our community which is both rewarding and fun.’

Geoff Karran MBE, Chairman of the Organising Committee for the Games: ‘We are delighted to welcome Barclays Wealth as a partner sponsor for the 2011 games. The support of local organisations, such as Barclays Wealth, is vital in ensuring that the 2011 games will be a huge success and remembered fondly by competitors, officials, spectators and Island residents.’

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