G4S announced as Global Industry Partner

World Academy of Sport in safe hands; G4S announced as Global Industry Partner

The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) is proud to announce its new Global Industry Partner as G4S today at SportAccord in London, UK. The announcement sees G4S appointed as the ‘Security, Safety and Crowd Management’ partner of WAoS and provides the platform for the development of a number of initiatives aligned to the needs of the international sport sector.

Ian Horseman Sewell, Director - Major Events for G4S stated “This WAoS partnership is another exciting step for G4S as we further consolidate our involvement with the international sport community. We have a long standing and natural involvement with major sporting events such as London 2012 along with supporting successful sport programmes that get right down to the community level. Education for us is essential in achieving our goals and there are few better ways of supporting such a dynamic global industry than investing in such programmes. The WAoS is an exciting initiative which we strongly believe in and actively support. We very much look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

With a demonstrated expertise in developing and delivering learning pathways for sport industry professionals, particularly in the area of event management, WAoS is uniquely placed to work with G4S given its broad event services portfolio throughout the world.

The partnership provides the Academy leading expertise which further contributes to the continual growth of its programme offerings. As part of the agreement G4S and WAoS shall work jointly on a number of exciting initiatives such as research, education and training of defined industry groups, utilising the global G4S network.

Chris Solly, Director of WAoS commented “We are very pleased to launch our Global Industry Partner programme today and furthermore announce G4S as our new Security, Safety and Crowd Management partner. The Academy is all about creating impact in everything that we do and with one of the world’s largest employers as our new global partner we certainly look forward to the opportunities this presents for our respective organisations. We are excited by the global reach this partnership provides, the synergy that G4S has with our organisation and by what is a fantastic foundation for our Global Industry Partner programme.”

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