Amey gives Team Lanarkshire a boost

Councillor Jim Smith and  Brian Devlin are pictured with members of Team Lanarkshire.

Councillor Jim Smith and Brian Devlin are pictured with members of Team Lanarkshire.

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LANARKSHIRE’S team for the 2011 International Children’s Games (ICG) has a significant new supporter – Amey is providing sponsorship to help the team prepare for this summer’s event.

Announcing the sponsorship, joint chairmen of the ICG Lanarkshire Organising Committee Councillors Jim Smith and Jackie Burns said it was a major boost for the 78-strong team of young athletes.

Councillor Jackie Burns said: “Amey’s sponsorship is excellent news and, on behalf of everyone involved with Team Lanarkshire, I would like to thank them for their support. Thanks to Amey’s very generous sponsorship, Team Lanarkshire will have the best preparations possible in the run up to the biggest sporting event of their young lives. With just over 50 days to go before the games open, it is a wonderful boost for our young team.”

“North Lanarkshire Council has a longstanding partnership with Amey, one of the leading public service providers in the UK,” said Councillor Jim Smith. “We are delighted they are supporting Team Lanarkshire and Lanarkshire’s hosting of the Games, as part of their commitment to the local communities they work with. The organising committee has been delighted with the level of interest and support we have received from businesses which is helping us deliver a first class sporting event here in Lanarkshire.”

North and South Lanarkshire Councils will welcome 1500 children from up to 80 cities around the world to this year’s ICG which take place between August 3 and 8 to compete in athletics, swimming, football, tennis, badminton, judo, golf, volleyball and sailing.

Brian Devlin, business director for Amey said: “At Amey, we are firmly committed to engaging with the communities we work in. We have been working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council for over a decade, so we’re absolutely delighted to be sponsoring Team Lanarkshire.

“We understand the games are about more than hosting an event; it is about building a lasting legacy for the people of Lanarkshire and getting the community involved with sports to encourage health, well-being, individuality and togetherness. Amey is immensely proud to be a part of this prestigious event.”

For more information on the ICG in Lanarkshire and news of all the games sponsors, go to www.icg-lanarkshire2011.com.