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Allianz and Rugby Football Union announce landmark partnership

Press release   •   Oct 06, 2020 08:00 BST

  • Allianz announced as Official Insurance Partner of England Rugby
  • Allianz also becomes new title partner for women’s Premier 15s and Inner Warrior grassroots programme with landmark investment to grow women and girls’ rugby in England

Allianz Insurance and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have today announced a new agreement in which Allianz will become the Official Insurance Partner of England Rugby, and partner to the men’s and women’s England rugby teams.

The landmark partnership will also see Allianz Insurance supporting the top women’s domestic rugby competition in England, becoming the title partner for the ‘Allianz Premier 15s’ which will start on Saturday 10 October.

The two organisations will work together to continue the strong growth trajectory of the women’s sport through increased awareness activities. Allianz Insurance will also become title sponsor of the Allianz Inner Warrior grassroots programme which encourages girls and women into sport.

Simon McGinn, general manager, Commercial & Personal, Allianz Insurance, said:

“We are delighted to announce this exciting new agreement with England Rugby as the Official Insurance Partner, which will see us become partner to the men’s and women’s England rugby teams. Allianz has a longstanding history with this fantastic sport and we are looking forward to continuing our involvement through this new partnership.

“Our partnership with the RFU also provides us with an excellent new opportunity to support women’s sport, as we become the title partner of the Premier15s and Inner Warrior, the grassroots programme to encourage girls and women into sport.”

He added: “We believe this is an excellent fit for our organisation and will complement our existing national partnership with ParalympicsGB. I am excited about the potential this new agreement will bring for both Allianz and the RFU.”

Nicky Ponsford, Head of Women’s Performance at the RFU said: “This commitment from Allianz will have a significant and positive impact on the continued success of our women and girls’ teams. Attracting a partner like Allianz is also a great honour and shows just how far the women’s game has developed.

“We’re also delighted they’ll be partnering our men’s and women’s England teams and also working across our community game. These are exciting times and we look forward to working together.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors


About The Rugby Football Union / England Rugby

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the National Governing Body for rugby union in England and supports participants and fans from the grassroots to the national team.

For more information visit www.englandrugby.com

Keep up to date with all RFU news on @EnglandRugby

About Allianz Insurance:

Allianz Insurance plc is one of the largest general insurers in the UK and part of the Allianz Group.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 100 million retail 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 around 740 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage almost 1.6 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2019, over 147,000 employees achieved total revenues of 142 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.9 billion euros for the group.

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