We are pleased to announce our sponsorship of Australia’s legendary fast bowler, Glenn McGrath.
Following the launch of the Ring the Changes initiative with British boxer Amir Khan, Glenn McGrath is the latest sports star to get onboard with the aim to join forces in promoting sports to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
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We are pleased to announce that we will soon be launching Think 2020, a programme that will see the legendary cricketer meet and inspire young people in Sydney and London on key subjects such as physical health and financial literacy.
Empowering women interested in working in the financial sector is another main area we plan to focus with Glenn McGrath’s help.
Glenn McGrath stated: “Partnering with ThinkMarkets is a no-brainer for me – they want to help young people and provide opportunities to those who may not otherwise have them, and I am excited to get going.
“I’ll be in England later this year for The Ashes and hope that the excitement prompted by a fantastic year of cricket will lead to more women getting involved in the sport.
“The message I give my children is to make the most of every opportunity and never think something can’t be done, just because it isn’t the conventional route. If I’d listened to convention, I may never have become an international cricketer!”
Following the success of the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup in England, interest in the female game has spiraled worldwide. 2.5m Australian residents watched the opening match of this year’s Women’s Big Bash League.
Nauman Anees, Co-founder of ThinkMarkets, said: “There are so many synergies between Glenn’s approach to life and how we work at ThinkMarkets. A single-minded focus, a passion for being successful and leading your team by example all come to mind, but what really excites me about working with Glenn is his passion for helping young people and giving something back after such an incredible career.
“We’re pushing the boundaries to make it more welcoming for women to be involved in traditional male-dominated roles like trading.”
More updates about our Think 2020 programme to follow soon. Stay tuned!