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iomart Group Launches 2013 Sports Campaign

11th June 2013 · Press Releases

GB Youth Basketball and Football Teams to Benefit from Host Your Kit

iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) has today launched its annual youth sports initiative Host Your Kit with the new campaign expanded to include basketball as well as football for 2013.

Host your kit logoHost Your Kit is a competition to give away free brand new sports kit to youth teams across England, Scotland and Wales, who would otherwise struggle to pay for them. Last year 30 football teams won brand new kits courtesy of the award-winning cloud computing company. This year the competition will include basketball as well.

Phil Worms, Director of Marketing for iomart Group said: “Host Your Kit is about providing much needed sports kit to deserving youth teams during difficult economic times and we’re delighted that it’s going to be bigger and better this summer.

“Host Your Kit also takes our hosting message to an audience not normally associated with computing and IT. The response to last year’s football campaign was phenomenal and we wanted to expand it, so this year we’ve added basketball as it’s a fast growing sport in the cities in which we have a data centre presence. We believe this will provide us with new levels of engagement.”

Host Your Kit’s move into basketball is being supported by Basketball Scotland and GB and Scotland forward centre Kieron Achara helped launch the campaign along with Rangers FC footballer Robbie Crawford.

Kieron, who played for Team GB at the London Olympics, said: “The Olympics fired up huge interest from kids for basketball across the UK so it’s great to see a company like iomart getting involved and helping teams with kit. Getting a great quality kit is often too expensive for young teams but when you pull one on you understand what a big difference it can make to your performance.”

Robbie Crawford of Rangers, added: “It’s great to be involved in a campaign that’s helping young football teams in such a positive way. I hope every young club enters Host Your Kit for the chance to win new kit.”

Host Your Kit is giving away a total of 45 Spalding and adidas kit with the help of sports retailers Gilmour Sports and Greaves Sports. Details of how to enter are at www.hostyourkit.com . You can follow the campaign on Twitter

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