Rugby Club Issue 72 - Page 13

Douglas Douglas RUFC’s main sponsor is Old Mutual International, a leading cross-border provider of financial solutions for local and expatriate investors. The company employs over 400 people in the Isle of Man, providing operational support to clients in the UK, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Peter Kenny, Managing Director Dubai, Latin America and South of Old Mutual International Africa. Peter Kenny, Managing Director of Old Mutual International, said he was delighted to see that the hard work of officials, players, coaches, volunteers and supporters had been deservedly rewarded with success on and off the pitch this year. He added: “We have a strong heritage in the Isle of Man having been established here over 30 years ago, and we are committed to investing in the local community to make a difference to charities, community groups and sports organisations. Our role as the main sponsor of Douglas RUFC began in 2015, and we are very proud to be associated with a club that represents the finest traditions of the sport. This season has been one of unprecedented success with the 1st XV winning promotion. This was a fantastic achievement, and a just reward for the 1st XV and the club – but it’s equally important to recognise the excellent work the club does to promote youth rugby. A great example of this is the annual Old Mutual International Junior Rugby Festival which began in 2016 and is a key element of the club’s ongoing drive to develop the next generation of players.” The two-day Junior Rugby Festival this year proved to be a huge success attracting hundreds of spectators to watch matches between teams from rugby clubs and schools across the Isle of Man, and one team from Manchester. The tournament featured age group matches from under 7s up to under 16s, with the festival being supported by entertainment and sideshows for all the family. Old Mutual International also hosted Douglas RUFC’s end of season lunch (with Ray French MBE as the guest of honour) and the annual dinner in May. Old Mutual International is part of Old Mutual Wealth, a leading wealth management business overseeing £122.2 billion in customer investments (as at 31 March 2017). Old Mutual Wealth is part of Old Mutual plc a FTSE 100 group that provides life assurance, asset management, banking and general insurance. PROUD SPONSORS of Douglas Rugby Union Football Club Old Mutual International Isle of Man Limited is registered in the Isle of Man under number 24916C. Registered and Head Offi ce: King Edward Bay House, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM99 1NU, British Isles. Phone: +44 (0)1624 655 555 Fax: +44 (0)1624 611 715. Licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority. 13