London, 09 November 2011 – Newton*, part of BNY Mellon Asset Management, announces an extension to its sponsorship partnership with the Cambridge and Oxford University Women’s Boat Clubs.
The sponsorship aims to aid the development of the clubs as they continue to build sustainable high performance programmes, equal in magnitude to those offered to their male counterparts. It continues a successful partnership launched in March 2011.
Newton will be supporting the two clubs’ training during the winter of 2011, as well as sponsoring their races at the Henley Boat Races on March 25, 2012 which will be titled the Newton Women’s Boat Race and Newton Women’s Reserve Race – Blondie v. Osiris.
Commenting on the announcement, Helena Morrissey, chief executive officer at Newton*, said: “We have established a strong working partnership with the two clubs over the course of the summer and are keen to remain actively involved especially given the tough economic conditions that continue to prevail. We want to continue to make a real difference to women’s rowing, as well as women’s sport more generally. We have been impressed by the teams’ focus, perspective and team work that we have observed over our relationship and feel compelled to continue our support of the two clubs.”