Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 11-01-2018

Nedbank Private Wealth supports Island cycling star

by LC

Nedbank Private Wealth supports Island cycling star - picture

Nedbank Private Wealth is delighted that local mountain biker Nick Corlett, who they sponsor, has been selected for the Isle of Man Commonwealth Games Team, following an announcement last week.

Nick will represent the Island in mountain biking, one of the toughest disciplines in cycling, and will join 31 other Island athletes from various disciplines at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which are being held on the Gold Coast of Australia in April.

The 22-year-old cross country mountain biker was born on the Island and has been racing for the last nine years: travelling to the UK for the national series and working his way up through the classes to become part of the top elite level of the national circuit. The company has sponsored him since April 2017, providing funding support for his on-Island and international competitions.

Nick said: “I am incredibly grateful to Nedbank Private Wealth for the ongoing support, which means I can stay focused on my strict training regime to be fully prepared for competing, without worrying about the financial demands. The next four months in the run up to the Games are going to be intense, but I’m really excited about the opportunity to represent the Island on the international stage.”

Greg Horton, managing director of Nedbank Private Wealth, added: “We are delighted with Nick’s news as not only is it a real honour for him to be selected for the team, but it’s also a worthy reward for all his hard work and commitment. This follows closely on his winning performance at the Island Games in Gotland, where his two gold medals helped to put the Isle of Man firmly at the top of the medal table.

“It’s clear he is a highly disciplined young man and we hope our support allows him to focus on his training and getting both physically and mentally prepared in time for the team’s departure in March. We would like to wish Nick and the whole of Team Isle of Man the very best of luck!”

Nedbank Private Wealth has been in the Isle of Man for more than 30 years and is a keen supporter of the local community. It has been involved with numerous charities and sporting organisations over the years, including its ongoing support for Sailing for the Disabled, Hospice Isle of Man, the Golf Union and the Isle of Man Women and Girls Football Team.

Photo - Nick Corlett with Janet Taylor and Cathy Cowin from Nedbank Private Wealth.

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