International Long-term Savings, Protection and Investment Company the Old Mutual Group has selected TARGETSPORTS to help them deliver an international employee football tournament.  Formed in South Africa in the 1840’s Old Mutual are now head-quartered in the City of London and have 57,000 employees and offices in more than 25 countries around the world.  Brands within the Old Mutual Group include Old Mutual, Nedbank, Mutual & Federal and Skandia.

The project, which was launched to employees last month, sees every business unit within the group selecting a team to represent them in a company five-a-side tournament at Mutualpark, the Old Mutual campus in Cape Town.  A series of regional qualifying tournaments will take place to select the representative teams.  In May the teams will come together to play a one day finals tournament.  Teams will comprise employees from countries all over the world including: Austria, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Namibia, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and the United States.

Through an innovative partnership with the Durban-based charity Umthombo Street Children, a new initiative “Old Mutual Kick-Start” will commence at the start of May.  Employees will be given the opportunity to contribute towards the salaries of specialist social workers who will use highly-specialized football coaching to give disadvantaged young people a focus away from street life, with the ultimate goal of reintegrating them back in to their communities or even providing a career path in to football as a player or coach.

More details on the Old Mutual Group Football Tournament can be found on the tournament website: http://football.oldmutual.com.

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