Marine Travel sets itself a corporate social responsibility policy to ensure we give as much back to our local community as we can. One way we look at doing this is by getting involved with local and nationwide sporting teams.
Since 2007 we have been pleased to support Canterbury Rugby Club and we are delighted to announce that Canterbury Rugby Club’s base has been renamed The Marine Travel Ground Merton Lane. The new deal will help the club to further its role in the community, this has been the motivation behind the enhanced deal says Marine Travel Managing Director David Thompson. Welcoming the new backing .the club’s Commercial Manager, Giles Hilton, said:
“This extra funding is great news. It will enable us to enhance our offering to the club’s junior teams from Under 15s to 18s and ensure we have the best pathway for home grown talent to progress into senior rugby. The income will fund the new Lead Coach for these age groups, Mark Livesey.”
The company has been a committed supporter of the rugby club and gives extensive backing to community sport at both local and national level. David Thompson said:
“We are honored to be a part of this great community club – it’s the special people and volunteers that make the club so great giving up their time f or free to make the club tick. We are just delighted to be able to help financially in some small way to assist the club in giving the tools needed by these people to make their role a little easier”
Clark Jets Rugby Sports aims to introduce and develop rugby in the Philippines.
In 2011, Clark Rugby Club started enhancing the skills of the Bahay Bata children which are at the age of going solo. Due to age restrictions the orphanage cannot accommodate all of the children. The Clark Rugby Club believes in the capabilities and determination of each child.
This is the reason behind the Clark Jets Rugby Sport Club.
Chairman Paul Leary said:
“This is a very exciting and unique sponsorship announcement to make. I am indebted to Managing Director David Thompson for making a commitment on behalf of the marine travel company for such a long period and I would like to thank him for this and for his decision to become a major sponsor of Marine Football Club”.
We are proud of our partnership with The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Providing specialist marine fares to the Clipper Race team and crew through a dedicated 24/7/365 booking service, allowing everyone involved with the race the greatest degree of flexibility in their event travel
“I am personally delighted to be involved again,” says Dave Thompson, Managing Director of Marine Travel.
“We have been involved with the Clipper Race for the last ten years and continue to partner with this unique event to assist its crew on their global adventure.
“When racing across the world’s oceans Mother Nature does not stick to a timetable, but with our 24/7/365 service, we have always been successful in providing a flexible and hassle-free service to the crews. I look forward to meeting the crew and team at various events in the coming two years.”
“The fact that the Clipper race spans six continents and involved crew members from 40 different countries makes this a challenging crew logistic event. MTA7 and Marine Travel are looking forward to being involved with more stopovers, giving flexible support and accommodation options to crew members worldwide”
In the Clipper 2015-16 Race alone, crew from 44 countries booked almost 600 flights through Marine Travel to the 14 ports spread across six continents. Crew reported Marine Travel were always ready to help in the rare and unlikely event a boat was stuck at sea, delayed due to maintenance work, or in an alternative port.
“We are very happy to welcome Marine Travel back as The Official Travel Partner of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race,” says Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.
“Marine Travel’s expertise in marine fares and crew logistics has proved invaluable in the smooth running of the Clipper Race in recent years, and we are looking forward to that continuing in the 2017-18 edition.”
Further details and to find out how to take part www.clipperroundtheworld.com