Athlete Zac Hanley has secured sponsorship from local fiduciary firm Saffery Champness.
The funding will help to cover his off-island competition expenses, training kit, recovery aids and any medical treatment he might require for the next season, enabling him to continue to compete nationally.
Hanley, who is a trainee trust administrator at Saffery Champness, has represented both Guernsey and the Channel Islands since the age of 13 and is now competing at senior level. For the past three years he has been competing as part of the Channel Islands squad in the British Leagues.
The 20 year old, who recently gained third place in the 200m event of the Guernsey Intertrust Senior Grand Prix Open Meeting, currently trains six times a week both on and off the track and has many plans for the upcoming sporting year that will benefit from this financial support.
“I’m hoping to improve on my current personal bests in the 200m, 400m and long jump, working towards the 2015 Island Games in Jersey. I would be proud to wear Saffery Champness’ name across my kit when competing both locally and in the UK as it shows both commitment to the company and passion to my sport,” he said.
For track star Hanley, the costs of kit can be a big expense, something that Kelvin Hudson, Managing Director of Saffery Champness, says the company is pleased to help with: “The costs of competing abroad can add up, therefore sponsorship is necessary to nurture the island’s sporting stars. Zac is very talented and dedicated to his athletics and we are proud to support his sporting achievements.”
Hanley currently has two more races to go in the British League followed by the North Wales Regional Championships before competing in an open athletics meeting in Manchester later this year.