Deloitte, the leading business advisory firm and professional services provider to the 2013 World Police and Fire Games, is set to pitch its support in a new direction as official sponsor of the Games’ field hockey tournament.Having provided the 2013 WPFG delivery team with a comprehensive suite of professional services over the past year, Deloitte, a Platinum Sponsor, is now spreading its interest onto the field of play for the hockey tournament. This is the first time that field hockey will be included in the sports schedule since the Adelaide Games in 2007 and medals will be hotly contended.

Jackie Henry, Partner at Deloitte Belfast said, “Throughout the build-up to the Games, we’ve been working closely with the organisers to help them deliver a world class games, inspiring innovation, achievement and quality. With the tournament fast approaching, we’re now delighted to be fielding a new arena- lending our support to the Hockey tournament.”

“As a firm we’re committed to supporting healthy lifestyles through sport, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with a sport which has such excellent grassroots, school-led and professional support in Northern Ireland.”

John Tully, Chief Executive, 2013 WPFG adds, “Deloitte has been providing us with professional advice for some months now and their guidance has enabled us to manage complex areas responsibly and effectively.  Given the mix of public and private sector funding necessary to stage an event of this size, it is essential that our processes are fit for purpose and able to satisfy the most robust scrutiny.  Deloitte’s contribution has been invaluable and we are most grateful to the team’s expertise and commitment to 2013 WPFG on and off the field of play.”

The World Police and Fire Games is a biennial event for serving and retired police, fire, prison and border security officers.  It is the third largest multi-sports event in the world and will attract thousands of competitors from over 60 countries to compete in 56 sports in 41 venues in Northern Ireland from 1st-10th August 2013.

Deloitte joins a list of high calibre Platinum Sponsors including Danske Bank, Diageo, Fujitsu, Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Ltd, Kukri, Translink and Food NI.

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