GUERNSEY'S JUNIOR BASKETBALL PROGRAMME IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BY JTC GROUP
JTC has agreed a new two-year basketball sponsorship aimed at providing more sporting opportunities for young people in Guernsey, building on its sponsorship of an equivalent programme in Jersey last year.
JTC will be supporting the Guernsey Basketball Association’s (GBA) Island junior teams for the next two years, in order to create age groups for under-12s and 14s, and to support the need for girls-only sessions for younger players. These new age groups are in addition to the existing Under 17 and Under 21 sides which will also benefit from the partnership.
Late last year, JTC announced its sponsorship of the Jersey Basketball Association (JBBA) Junior Academy, which has since been able to ramp up its training and has seen an increase in young people playing the sport as a result. JTC’s pan-Island sponsorship of grassroots basketball comes ahead of this weekend’s junior and senior inter-insular matches, that will see the youth players from both islands play against each other in JTC-branded kit.
Patrick Ogier, Youth and Under 17 coach and GBA President, commented on the sponsorship deal: “This support of our junior representative teams will make such a difference to children in Guernsey who either want to start or improve in the sport and also to those with ambition to represent their island. It takes considerable time, facility space and equipment to ensure all our young players receive the best quality training, so JTC’s sponsorship is absolutely vital for the long-term future of the sport.
“We hope to further develop our junior coaches and, following discussions with the JBBA, we’d like to join forces later this year to bring the children together for a few more matches. This will provide the perfect opportunity to gain competitive experience, improve their match skills and have a lot of fun at the same time.”
With the launch of the new Under 13 leagues in January, the first selection for new JTC Guernsey representative sides is not too far away!
JTC is a publicly listed, award-winning provider of fund, corporate and private wealth services to institutional and private clients. Founded in 1987, we have c.650 people working across our global office network and are trusted to administer assets of c.US$100 billion. The principle of true shared ownership is fundamental to our culture and aligns us completely with the best interests of our clients.
JTC Director James Tracey with members of the Under 21 and Under 17 JTC Junior teams.