Land Rover celebrates true sportsmanship in rugby, equestrian and sailing
Land Rover and Rugby have many shared values – integrity, courage, pride, composure, capability – values that are required to create great competitive rugby and world class all-terrain vehicles.
Land Rover sponsor all levels of the sport, from the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup for under-11 and under-12 teams, though to Premiership Rugby. We are also proud to be a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, taking place in England.
RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015
Building on the success of Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand, Land Rover is both proud and excited to be a Worldwide Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, a Tournament which is the pinnacle of the global game. Land Rover celebrates those who embrace life’s challenges and Rugby World Cup offers world-class teams the biggest challenge within the game.
Land Rover will provide a fleet of vehicles for the Tournament Organisers which will give essential logistical support for the organisation of the third biggest sporting event in the world. Land Rover will also look to share experiences and their passion for the sport with fans around the world.
This partnership continues Land Rover’s long-standing association with Rugby which looks to support all levels of the game. Not only does Land Rover support the elite players, teams and Tournaments around the globe but we are also excited to invest in the grassroots and help the next generation of young rugby stars fulfil their potential.
Land Rover is proud to be the Official Vehicle of Premiership Rugby, widely regarded as the most competitive league in world rugby. Land Rover continue to support Premiership Rugby clubs in a long-standing partnership that began in 2002 and which enables rugby fans, customers and staff to experience Land Rover’s brand philosophy and connect through a shared passion for the sport.
Land Rover has introduced an exciting new offering for our customers with exclusive access to a VIP hospitality area at selected Aviva Premiership Rugby matches. The VIP hospitality areas are located in great positions at the stadiums and have provided Land Rover owners with a place to meet ahead of matches to discuss the forthcoming action. All Land Rover owners need to do to be granted access is to show their Land Rover key at the entrance. Once inside the area, Land Rover owners are treated to a gourmet burger and drink, as well as the opportunity to win a signed rugby shirt from the home Premiership Rugby club on the day.
Supporting grassroots rugby is important to Land Rover; it's a demonstration of our commitment to providing support to help stimulate sustainable growth and success of top-flight rugby in the future. Land Rover continues to make a key contribution to the on-going development of community rugby nationwide by supplying a Land Rover Discovery to each Premiership Rugby club's community department. We're also enormously proud of our involvement with the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup and the Premiership Rugby Academy.
PREMIERSHIP RUGBY CUP
Each season, over 7,000 children take part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, a series of festivals that are run in conjunction with the 12 Premiership Rugby Clubs across the country.
This tournament aims to inspire youngsters in the sport and gives them the opportunity to meet their rugby heroes. Since its inception in 2008, more than 40,000 children have taken part.
The tournament is open to under-11 and under-12 rugby teams and each Premiership Rugby Club plays host to a rugby festival. Professional players from the Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs attend the regional festivals, presenting trophies and signing autographs. The age group winners from each of the regional festivals are crowned regional Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup champions and celebrate their success by taking part in a 'Parade of Champions' during half time in the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final in front of 82,000 fans at Twickenham.
PREMIERSHIP RUGBY ACADEMY
The Premiership Rugby Academy is the only official camp provider to the Premiership Rugby Clubs and is now the largest provider of rugby camps in the UK. All twelve clubs have joined together to provide young players from grass roots clubs with the opportunity to learn from professional coaches and current Premiership Rugby stars. The involvement of the players and professional coaches provides young players with a unique opportunity to find out what it takes to reach the top level of the game.
The Premiership Rugby Academy is open to boys and girls of all abilities aged between 7 and 18 and camps range from one day courses to five day residential camps. Players such as Dylan Hartley, Schalk Brits, Andrew Sheridan, Nick Evans, Joe Simpson, Matt Banahan & Courtney Lawes and a host of other Premiership Rugby stars have all been on hand to coach and pass on tips to young players attending the camps.
There are over 200 courses countrywide throughout the year, with over 180 professional players attending camps last year to answer questions and pass on expert advice to the young players of the future.
Land Rover is proud to be a partner of HITZ, an award winning social change programme which tackles some of the greatest challenges facing young people today – unemployment, crime and disillusionment.
Delivered nationally by Premiership Rugby and funded by its’ partners including Land Rover, Hitz uses rugby to increase young people’s resilience, self-reliance and confidence.
Through a structured programme of rugby, life skills training and mentoring, HITZ acts to tackle some of the challenges facing vulnerable British youth today helping to address personal barriers of disillusionment, inter-personal conflict and frustration and unemployment. With a particular focus on those Not in Education, Employment and Training agenda (NEET), it gives them the skills to get back into education, vocational training, apprenticeships and employment.
The HITZ programme has been developed over the last three years and the funding from Land Rover and other partners enabled the programme to expand to all 12 Premiership Rugby Clubs and a 13th area of inner London, therefore reaching more communities and benefitting and increased number of vulnerable young people.
Land Rover has been at the heart of equestrian sport in the UK for over 20 years. Land Rover is a proud supporter of the British Equestrian Federation as well as title sponsor of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials which is the finale to the domestic equestrian season. We are also a partner of the Royal Windsor Horse Show, the Festival of British Eventing and Bramham Horse Trials.
In addition to the support of Equestrian Team GBR, Land Rover has proud individual partnerships with a number of the UK’s most successful and inspirational riders – Zara Phillips MBE, Ben Maher MBE, Laura Tomlinson MBE and Lee Pearson CBE.
ROYAL WINDSOR HORSE SHOW
Royal Windsor Horse Show in partnership with Land Rover takes place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle each May and is host to International Jumping, Driving, Dressage and Endurance Competitions. Land Rover provides a fleet of vehicles to transport show officials, hospitality guests and competitors throughout the week of events. Land Rover has been Principal Sponsor of the Show since 2002 which includes Title Sponsorship of the Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix as well as Grade A Jumping Classes, Showing Classes and the Military Skill at Arms competitions.
EQUI-TREK BRAMHAM INTERNATIONAL HORSE TRIALS
Held each June, the Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials in Yorkshire is one of the UK’s premier three day events attracting over 45,000 spectators each year. The sponsorship includes the provision of Land Rover vehicles for event staff and competition judges.
BRITISH POLO DAY
Land Rover is Presenting Partner of British Polo Day, a celebration of British luxury and heritage in a polo events network that spans the world. The British Polo Day Charity Cup takes place in Great Britain in June.
We welcome the superb opportunity to showcase our vehicles in a setting that perfectly reflects important aspects of our brand, and to demonstrate our on-going support for equestrian sport. It also allows us to reveal the outstanding capability, design, fine quality and technical sophistication that help define Land Rover today.
FESTIVAL OF BRITISH EVENTING, GATCOMBE PARK
Another of the highlights in the British equestrian calendar, the Festival of British Eventing, hosted in the beautiful surroundings of Gatcombe Park in Gloucestershire incorporates the British Open, Intermediate and Novice Championships. In addition to the world class sporting action there is a popular sporting village and entertainment for all the family. Land Rover is also a sponsor of the The Gatcombe Horse Trials held in March and September each year.
LAND ROVER BURGHLEY HORSE TRIALS
The finale to the British equestrian calendar, the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials is a firm fixture in the diaries of riders and spectators from all over the world. Land Rover has a long standing history with Burghley starting in the early 1990s as Official Vehicle Supplier, becoming title sponsor in 2005. Spectators can take part in Land Rover Experience and Land Rover owners can enjoy dedicated hospitality and parking. Land Rover is delighted to have recently renewed its title sponsorship for Burghley until 2017.
ALLTECH FEI WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES 2014™
Land Rover is Official Vehicle and Official Sponsor of the World Equestrian Games which was staged this year in Normandy, France. Held every four years, the international event attracts the world’s top riders and 500,000 spectators during the two week event. Eight different world championship competitions took place during the event across Jumping, Eventing, Dressage, Endurance, Vaulting and Para-Equestrian Dressage.
EQUESTRIAN TEAM GBR
Underpinning many of Land Rover’s equestrian sponsorships is its commitment to supporting Equestrian Team GBR throughout the year. Land Rover is the Official Vehicle of Equestrian Team GBR and helps support the team to perform to the best of their ability during various competitions throughout the year including the World and European Championships
Land Rover is proud to work with a number of world class equestrian ambassadors – Zara Phillips, Ben Maher, Laura Tomlinson and Lee Pearson. All four riders are Olympic / Paralympic Medallists and key members of Equestrian Team GBR, of which Land Rover is a long term sponsor.
We invite you to follow Zara, Ben, Laura and Lee in their pursuit of excellence.
Land Rover is the Series Main Partner in the Extreme Sailing Series™. Now in its eighth season in 2014, the award-winning and adrenaline-fueled global series has given the sport of sailing a healthy dusting-off. Bringing the action to the public with Stadium Sailing, putting guests at the heart of the battle and dramatically increasing the pace on the water, the creators of the Extreme Sailing Series™ have set new standards, both in terms of high level competition and sporting entertainment.
The Extreme Sailing Series - endorsed by the International Sailing Federation - is contested by a fleet of Extreme 40 catamarans that have exceptional speed and agility. These beautiful boats share many fundamental principles with Land Rover's philosophy; both are engineered using the most advanced design and technological innovation and both deliver peak performance.
The Series is contested at eight events - Acts - which take place in exciting iconic venues and city harbour locations around the world. Thanks to the stadium-style nature of the venues, spectators are just metres away from the action and enjoy the full spectacle of the races, which are short sharp battles lasting between 10-20 minutes. Each Act takes place over four days and can include match racing, fleet racing, straight line duels and speed trials to give audiences a full programme of action.
The Extreme 40 fleet will return to the Welsh capital, Cardiff, for Act 5 as the centrepiece to the Cardiff Harbour Festival where they will race on Europe’s largest waterfront development over the UK August bank holiday weekend.
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