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Allianz sponsors

New kit for Wessex Wyverns RFC 

Posted: 27 March 2019
Allianz Insurance has announced a new kit sponsorship with LGBT all-inclusive rugby team the Wessex Wyverns.
Based in Southampton, the Wyverns were established in 2014 and are an LGBT all-inclusive rugby team. Set up to encourage new players as well as develop the skills of experienced players the team now has a membership of 80 from Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. New players (regardless of age, experience or sexual orientation) are welcome throughout the season.
Wessex Wyverns RFC team

David Trott, Allianz’s Southampton branch manager: "We’re really happy to be sponsoring the kit for this inclusive rugby team. It’s important in life and business that people can be themselves and achieve all the goals that they wish to. Rugby is a fantastic sport and through our sponsorship of Saracens we know how being a high performing team is just as much about the support around you as what happens on the pitch. We wish the Wyverns a great season and hope the new kit brings them luck!"

James Knight, President of Wessex Wyverns RFC: "We are thrilled to have secured the support of a powerhouse like Allianz. For an avid rugby fan like me it was a proud moment securing such an amazing sponsor, especially one who’s other main rugby team is the Premiership champions, Saracens. We look forward to working with Allianz to help break down the barriers the LGBT community face within sport, and provide a safe environment for all players and fans regardless of their age, experience, or sexual orientation. We hope to do Allianz proud in the coming seasons."


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The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million* private and corporate customers in more than 70 countries. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing 790 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage 1.7 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we are amongst the leaders in the insurance industry in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2020, over 150,000 employees achieved total revenues of 140 billion euros and an operating profit of 10.8 billion euros for the group.

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