We use cookies to improve site performance and enhance your user experience. If you'd like to disable cookies on this device, please see our cookie management page.
If you close this message or continue to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies on this devise in accordance with our cookie policy, unless you disable them.

Close
In association with

Home > Opinion > FTAdviser Blog > Insider's blogs

FTADVISER BLOG

Sponsor needed to satisfy blood lust

The Standard Life-sponsored British wheelchair basketball team last week continued to excel in Paralympics where their able-bodied counterparts failed, by reaching the semi-finals.

By Insider | Published Sep 12, 2012 | comments

Despite having NBA star Luol Deng, the Team GB basketball team failed to get out of their Olympic group. Not so for the Paralympic team however, as they brushed aside their Turkish opponents at the North Greenwich Arena in dramatic fashion to set up a semi-final with Canada.

The Insider was lucky enough to be invited by Standard Life to the arena to experience two quarter-finals at first hand, with Australia and Canada prevailing in their matches. But while being inspired by the skill and dexterity of the players, he yearned for the real bloodthirsty action of wheelchair rugby, also known as ‘murderball’. Alas, no major UK financial services group is involved in the sport.

COMMENT AND REACTION

Our Columnists

Hal Austin

Hal is editor of Financial Adviser and has been for more than a decade. He has previously worked on a number of local and national publications.

Ashley Wassall

Ashley is editor of FTAdviser and writes on all areas of retail finance. Previously supplements editor at Money Management and editor of a European private equity publication.

John Kenchington

John is editor of Investment Adviser and has written about investments for several years. He has worked at titles including City AM and was recently named in the MHP 30 To Watch list of up-and-coming media names.

Jon Cudby

Jon is editor of Money Management and has 12 years' experience covering retail personal finance. In 2005, Jon was launch editor of FTAdviser and most recently he was head of online content for Incisive Media's financial services titles.

Tony Hazell

Tony is a freelance financial journalist, having been editor of Money Mail at the Daily Mail for a number of years. He has been writing a column in Financial Adviser since 2005.

John Lappin

John is a weekly contributor to Investment Adviser with 15 years’ experience in financial journalism and 10 years writing on the IFA sector. He was formerly editor of an IFA trade magazine.

Most Popular
More on FTAdviser
FTA jobs