Spartan Sports has been recognised by the New South Wales Police Force for its role in broadening opportunities and networks for international student groups in the state.

Spartan Chief Operating Officer Les Galbraith accepted a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the company at a presentation ceremony with Detective Superintendent Gavin Dengate in Sydney.

Les-Spartan-PoliceIt recognises Spartan’s role as a sponsor and major supporter of the International Student Beach Soccer Tournament held at Sydney’s Coogee Beach late last year.

Students from 38 countries were among the 18 teams which participated in the event. Spartan provided all of the soccer balls used for the tournament.

“We don’t support events like this for the recognition but it is gratefully accepted and much appreciated,” Mr Galbraith said.

“Spartan Sports prides itself on being a company which integrates into local communities and helps bring people together.”

“It is a thrill for us to know that just one solitary piece of our equipment provided by us, in this case a soccer ball, is able to facilitate a game and in the process create smiles, goodwill, happiness and a genuine sense of comfort and security for young men and women who have moved their life to study in a foreign country. That is the ultimate reward for Spartan Sports.”

“To know that there were numerous games all running simultaneously using Spartan Sports equipment only amplifies that feeling of joy for our company.”

Spartan Sports is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soccer balls and other inflatables such as netballs, rugby league and touch footballs and rugby union balls. Spartan is also a global leader and innovator in the development of cricket equipment, as used by some of the world’s best players.

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