12 Dec 13
Harlequins Academy U18s begin a busy part of their season with an away fixture at Bath last Saturday.
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Harlequins v Racing Métro 92
Racing Métro 92 (H)
15/12/2013, KO 12:45
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The company will also be the principal sponsor of Harlequins' festive fixture, the Big Game now in its sixth year, at Twickenham Stadium in December.
IG is a world-leading provider of Contracts for Difference (CFDs), financial spread betting and foreign exchange. From its headquarters in London and offices throughout Europe, the US, Asia and Australia the company services over 130,000 clients in 120 countries. IG's reputation is built on its commitment to transparent trading, advanced technology and delivering quality in everything they do.
Harlequins Commercial Director James Kendall commented: "We are delighted to welcome IG to the Harlequins family, which already boasts major companies like DHL, LV= and the club's main sponsor Etihad Airways.
"This is a landmark deal for Harlequins and demonstrates the club's vision and ambition at an exciting time for rugby with the 2015 Rugby World Cup on the horizon as well as our 150th anniversary in 2016." Kendall continued, "we have been thoroughly impressed with IG's desire to be involved in rugby and to work with us in particular. We have already identified numerous beneficial opportunities to explore together and we are very much looking forward to a long and successful partnership."
IG Chief Executive Tim Howkins added, "As the original financial spread betting provider - and now the UK's No.1 provider of spread betting, CFDs and FX - we understand the drive and ambition that has kept this renowned rugby club competing at the top end of the sport for so long. That's why we're proud to sponsor Harlequins with their remarkable history as one of the oldest and foremost rugby clubs in the country.
"This partnership is an exciting opportunity for us, because we see in Harlequins many of the qualities and values that drive IG as a company, including leadership, innovation and performance at the highest level."