Emerald Life, the award-winning insurance provider, today announces its sponsorship of the Women’s Open Rugby Cup at the SW7s rugby sevens tournament in Bristol next June. Billed as “A Celebration of the Finest Sport and Music From Across the UK”, this annual tournament celebrates inclusion in rugby and netball, with an emphasis on fun.
Heidi McCormack, CEO of Emerald Life, said:
“We are so excited and proud to be the sponsor of the SW7 Women’s Rugby Cup. Women’s rugby is a phenomenal sport with a fast growing following; visibility was much helped by the great success of the Women’s UK team in Rio. Next year at the SW7s, over 40 teams will be battling it out and we’ll be there cheering them all on. Supporting women in sports, women in insurance – those are at the core of Emerald.”
QUOTE FROM SW7:
South West 7s Returns For 2018! Taking place at Cleve RFC over the weekend of the 1st - 3rd of June 2018, #SW718 is set to be bigger and better than ever! Celebrating the finest sport and music from across the UK, SW7s has featured some of the best Rugby 7s teams from across the UK and Europe… This year, the competition is set to heat up even further with teams traveling from across the globe! SW7s has quickly become one of the biggest multi-sports festivals across the South-West and we are delighted to this year welcome Emerald Life to the SW7s family. With music and entertainment offered throughout the weekend, come along for the day or pitch up for the whole weekend.
Emerald is proud to be sponsoring the Women’s Rugby Cup for the first time this year. Emerald Life, is the UK’s first insurance provider to engage and focus on equality for underrepresented and underinsured groups, particularly women, the LGBT community, non-traditional families and single people. Last year, Emerald was awarded Ethical Financial Services provider by industry peers. Emerald was founded by Heidi McCormack, game-changing advocate of women’s equality in the boardroom and former CEO of General Motors Russia and Steve Wardlaw, previously one of the world’s top oil and gas lawyers as part of their commitment to insuring diversity.
(Emerald Life is an insurance provider focused on addressing the needs of under-represented groups across the financial services sector – women, the LGBT community, no-traditional families and single people. As well as being the first full-service insurance provider for the LGBT community, it was awarded Ethical Financial Services Provider of the Year in 2016, supports a number of grassroots organisations committed to addressing inequality, and recently has advised trade bodies including the ABI on BME issues within insurance. More information can be found at www.emeraldlife.co.uk.)
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