Leading Insurance Specialist on board to support World Class Canoeing Event
Cardiff Canoe Slalom World Cup announces partnership deal with Doodson Sport
The British Canoe Union is pleased to announce that internationally-recognised insurance advisor Doodson Sport will be partnering the ICF World Cup Canoe Slalom event that takes place this June in Cardiff.
145 of the World's best canoe slalom paddlers from 38 nations will compete at Cardiff International White Water in the ICF World Cup. Running from the 8th– 10thJ une the event is one of the last major events to be held in the UK for an Olympic Sport prior to the Games. For many nations competing, the ICF World Cup will act as the final stage to their national Olympic team selection, ensuring there will be high octane high stakes competition and spectacular viewing across the weekend.
The Doodson Sport partnership deal covers both financial support for this world class event together with insurance covers, event management and portfolio support and advice.
Ian Hesselden, Director with Doodson Sport commented, “We are extremely proud to support the 2012 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Wales. Cardiff’s International White Water complex in Cardiff Bay will provide the perfect platform for the tournament, which is set to attract visitors from all over the globe, further reinforcing the city’s world class sporting credentials. 2012 is an important year for British sport and we’re excited to be part of such a high-profile event.”
Richard Harvey CEO of Canoe Wales and Event Steering Group Member said. “We are delighted to welcome the team from Doodson Sport on board and to have them as partners. As one of the UK’s major sport insurance brokers, Doodson Sport was perfectly positioned to offer much more than an insurance solution. Our experience has shown that they take the time to understand the risks that their customers face and can provide the correct solutions for their client base. Canoe Wales has enjoyed a beneficial and rewarding association with Doodson Sport over the last 18 months in which we have experienced partnership support towards our programmes, reduced premiums and positive proactive management of our portfolio.”
Paul Owen Chief Executive of the British Canoe Union said “2012 is an important year for sport globally. This event is extremely important for both our sport and for the preparation of our GB team as they press on towards success. The pressure is on everybody to deliver and in these circumstances it is essential you attract and work with the right partners. As such we are pleased to announce Doodson Sport as a partner for Canoe Cardiff 2012. They have been a pleasure to work with. Their advice, experience, support and assistance have enabled us to concentrate on delivering a top class event for Paddlesport in the UK. We are all looking forward now to June’s event and the top class sporting action it will definitely produce”