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Paysafe supports swimmers in Commonwealth Youth Games quest

Jan 24, 2017

Douglas, Isle of Man: Qualifying for the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games is a target for many young sportspeople around the world and in the Isle of Man two aspiring young swimmers are no different. Joel Watterson and Kazia Whittaker, both members of Isle of Man Swimming Club (IOMSC), are hoping to be selected as part of the team to represent the island at next year’s event in The Bahamas.

Paysafe is supporting swimmers Joel and Kazia in their quest by offering financial support to help them make trips to meets off the island to gain experience at the levels required to make sure that, if selected, they can do the Isle of Man and its swimming community proud. The global payments provider, which is registered in the Isle of Man and trades on the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE 250 Index, has recently opened a new office on Victoria Street in Douglas, extending its presence on the island where it has been based since 2003.

“Our swimmers train very hard many times a week but it is vital that they get to race off-island in higher level meets to develop their race skills and technique,” commented IOMSC’s Head Coach Lee Holland. “Paysafe’s support for these swimmers along with the work we are doing on a day-to-day basis should ensure that, if selected, they arrive at the Commonwealth Youth Games ready to perform.” 

Paysafe President and Chief Executive Joel Leonoff said: “Supporting emerging top talent is very important to us at Paysafe and we are therefore delighted to be helping Joel and Kazia as they focus on achieving their goal to represent the Island on a global stage.” 

Paysafe Merchant Services Director John Tottenham attended the recent IOM Championships to meet the swimmers and picked a good night to attend as Joel and Kazia became IOM Champions in the 100 Freestyle and 50 Butterfly respectively. John, Joel and Kazia are pictured below at the event.

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Paysafe provides digital payments and transaction-related solutions to businesses and consumers around the world. Paysafe is redefining payments by enabling fast, convenient and secure ways to pay before, pay now and pay later through its digital wallets, prepaid solution, payment processing and card issuing, and acquiring products and services. We believe that every point of every payment should be relevant, simple and secure. With two decades of experience, Paysafe is trusted by businesses and consumers to move and manage money through more than 100 payment types and 40 currencies. Paysafe offers multi-platform products with an emphasis on emerging payment technologies including mobile. Paysafe’s brand portfolio includes NETELLER® and Skrill®, MeritCard, paysafecard®, payolution®, Income Access and FANS Entertainment. Paysafe Group plc shares trade on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol (PAYS.L). For more information, visit:

Gavin Haycock, SVP Corporate Communications, Paysafe Group plc
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3826 9767

Anna Howard, Head of Corporate Communications, Paysafe Group plc
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