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Aegon sponsors Scottish Thistles netball team

Scotland, October 6, 2015

Kames Capital, Aegon’s specialist investment management business, based in Edinburgh and London, have become the latest sponsor of the Scottish national netball team, the Scottish Thistles.

Scottish Thistles Netball Team

The sponsorship was boosted by £8,500 (approximately EUR 12,000) from sportscotland. "Kames Capital's support will help ensure that the Scottish Thistles have the best preparation possible for the 2015 World Cup," said Netball Scotland CEO, Maggie Murray.

"At Netball Scotland we are constantly challenging conventional thinking on female sport and Kames Capital has made a fantastic commitment to support a minority sport that is growing in prominence in Scotland.

58% Increase in membership

Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportscotland, said: "Netball Scotland has seen a massive 58% increase in membership over the past four years and we are working together to provide more opportunities to meet this growing demand.

In addition to new Netball kits, the sponsorship also provided for a number of training camps. "The training camps will provide more and better opportunities for young people to take part in the sport,'said Stewart.

The Scottish Thistles will compete in what will be Scotland's 13th World championships appearance. For the team, "Eleven of the 12 Scottish Thistles selected were in the Commonwealth Games team so I am pleased to have that continuity," said Coach Gail Parata.

"The twelfth athlete is our youngest member Bethany Sutherland who has recently turned 18. She has worked hard and improved immensely over the past year and deserves her place in the squad."

Written by: Aegon