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News - 19 December 2012
Australian and British federations secure funding through to Rio 2016
Cycling Australia has announced a further four years of sponsorship for its national teams by Gerry Ryan's caravan company, Jayco. Meanwhile, UK Sport, which allocates British lottery funds to elite sport governing bodies, has said that British Cycling will receive 37 million pounds in the period through until the next Olympic Games.
Cycling Australia has announced that Jayco will continue as naming-rights sponsor for the national (Australia) teams for four further years. Gerry Ryan and his company's support will enable planning, support and opportunities for riders to undertake funded training and race programmes
For the women, this means that the track athletes will be able to continue to train full time at the Adelaide base. For road riders, the AIS development programme will also be maintained. The development programme is focussed upon young Australians with potential and exposes them to training and racing in Europe. Furthermore, the Orica-AIS presented by Jayco professional team will continue to benefit from sponsorship and doubtless offer full time contracts to new Australian professionals in Europe.
is no question, that the support from Gerry Ryan and his company Jayco has been
instrumental in the recent successes of our National Teams,” said Kevin
Tabotta, Australia’s National Performance Director.
are a dream sponsor for Australian sport. Gerry Ryan is genuinely passionate
about being part of the success of Cycling Australia’s high performance
athletes teams and programs,” Tabotta added.
Ryan himself commented that: "Jayco is proud to continue the ongoing sponsorship of Cycling Australia's development program.
got confidence in the program and in developing the right culture and giving
cyclists the best possible start for their career.
our investment in the sport will provide results between now and Rio,” he
Cycling’s Chief Executive Ian Drake has welcomed the news that UK Sport
has awarded cycling's governing body over £37 million for elite cycling
through to Rio 2016.
Ian Drake said:
“At British Cycling, we take seriously the responsibility to deliver good
value which comes with lottery funding. We believe that winning medals is
not an end in itself but a means to growing the sport as whole.
announcement from UK Sport is recognition of the success of our riders, our
coaches and the work we put into identifying new talent.
“It is also a
challenge for us to do better over the next four years – particularly in
para-cycling where we have received substantially increased funding.
“In 2012 we
have seen unprecedented results for British cyclists but there is still work
to be done to improve the sport in this country.”
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