Restrata pledges support for Men’s Army cricket team
Restrata, a global leader in security consultancy and training services, has agreed to sponsor the Army Men’s Senior XI over the next two-years.
The sponsorship will see Restrata cover many of the running costs for the team, including the purchase of new kit, travel expenses and accommodation.
Former Army cricket captain and Head of Workforce Development and Managed Services at Restrata, Will Follett, said: “Having served in the armed forces for a number of years, I feel particularly proud to support the Army Men’s cricket team. I think it is important to give our backing to the brave men and women who defend our country and support them beyond their working endeavours.
“Many in our workforce come from a military background, and our Chairman, Chris St George is a former cricket captain, so it is great to have the opportunity to give something back.”
The Army Cricket Association (ACA) provides the Army’s best cricketers with the opportunity to achieve success at the highest level of the domestic game, stretching their individual and collective ability. They strive to encourage the broadest participation in cricket at all levels, promoting cricket from the grassroots up and enabling community engagement.
Peter Sharland, Secretary UKAFCA/ACA/ASRA explained "The Army Cricket Association is delighted to enter into this arrangement with Restrata, allowing us to sustain the outstanding performance of our elite senior men's team, to get more Army players into the United Kingdom Armed Forces squad and to develop new talent for the future.
“It is particularly good to be engaged with a company with personal experience of high-grade cricket within the Armed Forces. Sport enables us to develop team spirit, a competitive ethos, a will to win, a sense of fair play, and leadership qualities, all of which enable better performance in our principal employment. We are grateful for Restrata's support for this."
The men’s team start their season on 11th May, away to South Wilts T20. The team is looking to capitalise on a positive 2016, having inflicted the only defeat in eleven matches on the visiting Australian Defence Force men’s team. Additionally, they managed to overwhelm both the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force men’s teams in the inter-services 50 over competition at Portsmouth.
Serving clients across the world from its offices in the UK, Kurdistan, Algeria, Iraq, Qatar, Malaysia, Australia and headquartered in the UAE, Restrata provides a range of safety and security services including consultancy, situational awareness and tracking, training and response services in crisis and continuity management, fire and rescue services, safe journey management, HSE management and workforce development.