- 10 April 2009 | Bodyboarding
In a credit-crunch busting move, Worcestershire based motorhome manufacturer Auto-Sleepers have confirmed their sponsorship of the 2009 British Bodyboard National championships.
Rich Hall of the BBC (British Bodyboard Club) said; “to have Auto-Sleepers back on board for another year is superb news. We really valued their help and support last year, and their backing lead to probably the best National championships we’ve seen”.
A bumper prize purse with cash rewards across all 9 divisions in 2008 meant a record number of competitors, with the event ultimately spread over two weekends. The Open division drew the highest quality field ever seen in a British competition, with almost all of the UK’s top 20 riders battling for a £2,000 prize pot.
Auto-Sleepers CEO Geoff Scott confirmed, “for us, our sponsorship of the BBC was never about direct sales, it was always about putting something back into the community”. He went on to say “the standard of performances across the board at last year’s Nationals from the U14s right through to the Masters was outstanding, and the feedback we got was great”.
The support of Auto-Sleepers means that the BBC can continue its programme of grass-roots development for British bodyboarding and building their domestic infrastructure.