During times of uncertainty like those currently being experienced with COVID-19, high on an organisations risk profile is financial security. Financial security in the Not-For-Profit sector generally translates to long term partnerships or commitments that honour sponsorship and commercial level support.
Underwriting Agencies Australia (UAA) is the largest specialist insurer of mobile plant and equipment in Australia with more than 70% of UAA clients in regional Australia. UAA is also part of the Steadfast Group, whose network of insurance brokers and underwriting agencies service SME’s across metropolitan and regional Australia, it certainly makes sense for UAA to apply their support to a regional academy of sport.
UAA have this week signed a three-year extension agreement with the Central Coast Academy of Sport, the agreement covers the extremely successful Indigenous Talent ID Program (ITID) and the CCAS Hockey Program. The support provided by UAA will see the organisation aligned to the CCAS for a total of seven (7) years with their intention to be a platinum partner of the CCAS for a minimum of ten (10) years.
Ian Robilliard the Managing Director of the Central Coast Academy of Sport said of the renewal: “UAA are a longtime friend of the CCAS and the renewal this week is a really pleasing outcome for the Central Coast Academy of Sport. Sometimes in sport single year agreements are a little problematic, still important but multiyear agreements provide certainty. UAA are extremely committed to the CCAS as an organisation. The announcement this week means the Academy can further plan around two very critical programs and the athletes and coaches within those programs will be delighted that we have security of tenure with UAA”.
Michael Murphy the CEO of UAA said of renewal: “When we first aligned the support of UAA to the Indigenous Talent ID Program we were delighted to be associated with the Central Coast Academy of Sport. Today, not only can we champion the partnership within our region, but also nationally as representatives on the Steadfast Group Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Committee. I know and understand the need for long term partnerships, I am delighted to provide that level of security to the CCAS. They are an outstanding local organisation and the very fact we can work in partnership with them makes me extremely happy to offer the support of UAA”
The CCAS sports programs are all undergoing assessment based on the return to play strategies being deployed across the regional academy network. As sport starts to return to normal its exciting that UAA will be alongside an organisation focused on helping regional athletes achieve locally in sport.