Sponsor for Glanfield and Rogers

Electronics giant to back British 470 duo

Thursday May 27th 2004, Author: James Boyd, Location: United Kingdom
Panasonic UK announced today that it is sponsoring six Olympians and potential Olympians in the run up to the 2004 games in Athens. Nick Rogers and Joe Glanfield, who form the pair of 470 sailors, are one of six that the company is supporting and will be competing as part of Team GB in the yachting.

Part of the sponsorship is the provision of a range of Panasonic equipment to help Nick and Joe with their training and preparation between now and the Olympic Games in August. The equipment includes the latest Panasonic products from their range and will help both coach and athletes with many aspects of training such as instant playback for technique improvement.

Commenting on the sponsorship Nick and Joe said,
‘We are delighted that Panasonic have selected us as one of their squad of Young Olympians. The assistance of cash and the equipment is extremely helpful at this crucial period of training and competition before the Games. We will now be going to Athens definitely better prepared’

As well as the Panasonic Young Olympians squad, Panasonic will also be supporting a number of the National Governing Bodies of sports who are sending squads to Athens with a range of Panasonic equipment to help them with training and coaching.

Other Olympic activity includes the creation of a web site for secondary schools to devise and create a digital video using the Olympics as a theme that is linked to Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum.

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