LAND ROVER SUPPORTS
The brainchild of Prince Harry, the Invictus Games for wounded, injured and sick Service personnel takes place in London. Jaguar Land Rover is the presenting partner, and over 150 staff will be volunteering at the Games, while the company intends to leave a legacy of greater ex-Forces employment.
CAROLYNE DUFLEY, 32, YORKSHIRE
15-year Royal Logistics Corp veteran Carolyne had toured Iraq and Afghanistan before she suffered a spinal chord injury while practising judo. She credits the Invictus Games with giving her a focus and a stepping stone to overcoming the severe pain and loss of movement her injury has caused.
JONATHAN LE GALLOUDEC, 33, WESTBURY
Doctors told Lance Corporal Jonathan that he would never walk again after he was shot in the spine while serving in Basra in 2007. “Frenchie” proved them wrong, and his incredible determination saw him climb Everest in 2011. He says he’s looking forward to the competitiveness of the Invictus Games.
DAVE SCOTT, 52, LANGHOLM
David, a retired Major, was hit in the leg by shrapnel while serving in Bosnia in 1993. After three knee replacements and 21 operations, he opted for an above-knee amputation in 2009. “Scotty” says competing at Invictus will be like taking part in his own Commonwealth Games.
The sport of sailing evolves constantly, challenging exceptional people to tackle ever-changing and extreme conditions with intelligence and courage. Land Rover has supported this thrilling sport since 1988, and today sponsors both Extreme Sailing Series™ and the Red Bull Extreme Sailing Team.
Both serious competition and exciting spectacle, Extreme Sailing Series™ was the first foray back into sailing for Land Rover as Series Main Partner in 2013. An ideal match, as Mark Cameron, Global Experiential Director, comments, “We don’t make ‘normal’ cars any more than a high-performance catamaran is a ‘normal’ boat’.”
RED BULL EXTREME SAILING TEAM
Racing cutting-edge multihull boats in stunning locations around the world, the Red Bull Extreme Sailing Team is skippered by double Olympic gold medallist Roman Hagara. As Official Vehicle Partner, Land Rover provides multiple vehicles to transport the team and their equipment as they challenge for the Extreme Sailing Series™ title.
Land Rover has been at the heart of rugby for over two decades, from grassroots to the pinnacle of the sport. Our partnerships around the world include top-flight sponsorship properties in France, Australia, South Africa and England, and Rugby World Cup 2015.
Equestrian pursuits test skill, bravery, power and partnerships. Land Rover has supported world class competitions and riders for decades. Our global sponsorships include the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014, involving eight disciplines, and the British Polo Day series, showcasing British luxury and heritage around the globe.
Land Rover is excited to embark on a long-term relationship with Virgin Galactic as it realises its vision to be the world’s first commercial passenger spaceline. The two iconic brands share a true pioneering spirit of adventure, and a dedication to inspire the youth of today into engineering and technology careers.