J.P. Morgan Asset Management 'Committed To Supporting Rugby At All Levels'
On the heels of its successful sponsorship of Premiership Rugby 7s Series, J.P. Morgan Asset Management has joined as a new partner of the 12 Premiership Rugby clubs. The partnership, which will run through 2013, will provide J.P. Morgan Asset Management with commercial rights including the sponsorship of a new grassroots 7s cup for under 14s called The J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Cup. The partnership also sees the continued sponsorship through to 2013 of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series.
"J.P. Morgan Asset Management has proved to be a fantastic sponsor and supporter of our new Premiership Rugby 7s tournament which has given fans the opportunity to see some fast running rugby entertainment and experience the party atmosphere of 7s combined with the quality of Premiership Rugby talent on four Fridays in the summer," Jon Varney, Commercial Director at Premiership Rugby, said. We're really pleased that J.P. Morgan Asset Management has now decided to extend their sponsorship and their commitment to the domestic game to become a central partner of the Premiership Rugby clubs."
"We're delighted to be furthering our relationship with Premiership Rugby after the success of last year's inaugural J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series. We believe that our extended partnership not only strengthens our involvement with sevens rugby in the UK but also acts as a platform to engage with rugby fans," Roger Thompson, Head of UK, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, commented. "As a company we're committed to supporting rugby at all levels so are delighted to be sponsoring the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Cup. We understand the importance of investing in new talent and hope to see some future Olympic rugby 7s players emerging."