Jersey’s 2019 NatWest International Island Games cycling team – a team that was sponsored by Carey Olsen and included two of the firm’s lawyers, Rebecca Steens and Louise Woolrich – has returned from a hugely successful Games with a total of eight medals.
Carey Olsen’s sponsorship of the men’s and women’s teams included two sets of race kit for each cyclist, as well as helmets and socks. The kit was used throughout the three events which made up the cycling competition at the Games – the town criterium, time trial and road race.
In addition to Rebecca and Louise, Jersey’s women’s team also included Emily Bridson and Florence Cox. As a team, they won gold in the women’s team road race and silver in both the women’s team time trial and town criterium. Individually, Florence won gold in the women’s road race and silver in the time trial, while Rebecca won silver in the town criterium and bronze in the road race.
Jersey’s men’s team comprised Sam Firby, Rhys Hidrio, Rhys Pilley, Jack Rebours and Dave Le Roux. Together, they collected a bronze in the men’s team road race.
Ahead of the Games, Jersey Cycling team manager Andy Hamon said the support of Carey Olsen was extremely beneficial to each individual’s preparation.
“We are very grateful to Carey Olsen for its support of the Jersey cycling team. By sponsoring the team’s competitive cycling clothing, which would normally be funded by the individuals themselves, the riders have been able to travel more frequently to off-island competitions in order to better prepare themselves for the events during the Games. Not only that, good quality competition kit is vital for high-level sport, particularly when it comes to competing in a hot climate.”