G4S partnership in sport
It is not specific to a particular language, race, religion or gender and we don't all like the same sport, but in general terms it can engerder pride and passion around the globe.
Around the world, G4S is invloved in sporting partnerships on many levels:
In the summer of 2007, G4S launched an innovative sports programme to support a group aspiring young athletes from around the world.
With the advice and support of leading sporting bodies and National Olympic Committees, fourteen young sportsmen and women who demonstrated the strong set of values required to develop and compete at the highest level were identified and selected to join G4S 4teen.
The programme also attracted the support of double Olympic Gold medallist and global sporting icon Haile Gebrselassie. An inspiration to hundreds of thousands of athletes for the pase two decades, Haile has committed to mentor the team to help each athlete achieve their sporting goals.
Each member of the team enjoys the onging sopport of their local G4S office and the global G4S family. In addition to receiving sponsorship intended to enable them to focus on training for, and competing at, junior and world championships and possibly the greatest sporting stage of them all, the Olympic Games, the local G4S markets also provide training in key life skills.
Backing the British sailing team in their quest for gold in London 2012
In pledging our support to Skandia Team GBR, G4S has committed to partnering the most consistently successful Olympic medal winning sport for 'Team GB' ove the past three Olympic Games in Sydney 2000, Athenes 2004 and Beijing 2008. A trend that with our support, Skandia Team GBR are seeking to maintain when the next Olympic regatta sils out of Weymouth as part of London 2012.
In addition to supporting the 'Performance Squad', the team from which the silors who will join Team GB and represent Great Britain at the Olympics and Paralympics are ultimately selected, G4S is also committed to the long term development of aspiring mambers of the team's 'Development' and 'Transitional' squads.
Exclusive Provider of Security Services to the team, G4S has already been working closely with Skandia Team GBT since early 2006, supporting the team at a number of regattas in locations as vareid as Hyeres, South of France; Sail for Gold in Weymouth and the 2008 Olympic in China.
Supporting local sport
Cricket, football, ice hockey, polo, judo, skiing... around the world G4S supports many clubs and sports people. From sponsorship and supplying kit to helping with transport and facilities and encouraging our employees to become involved sport plays a big part in G4S.
The G4S Sporting Partnerhsips site is currently being redesigned and will be launched shortly with information about our partnerships and our athletes, video, images and much more.