FP Markets, the worldwide multi-asset broker, has unveiled a sponsorship agreement with Cricket Brasil, an ICC associate member. This collaboration is designed to bolster the youth development program of Cricket Brasil, which offers young individuals an opportunity to complete their education, pursue higher studies, and forge a promising future. In its initial stages, this partnership will be dedicated to supporting three distinct areas:
- Education – Contributing to the financial support of project leaders, also referred to as the “Black T-shirts,” through the Cricket Brasil University Scheme. This initiative grants young Brazilians access to higher education, offering transformative opportunities while instilling vital core values such as Respect, Leadership, and Community.
- Infrastructure Enhancement – Aiming to finalize the construction of the Cricket Brasil indoor training facility and high-performance center in Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais.
- Community Empowerment – Assisting the advancement of local development officers, who play a crucial role in expanding the sport within their respective communities.
Craig Allison, CEO of FP Markets, stated, “FP Markets understands that true industry leadership goes beyond excelling solely within the trading sector. It entails actively connecting with communities and making meaningful contributions that can positively impact people’s lives. Through our support of Cricket Brasil, we are confident to effect genuine change in the lives of young Brazilians and leave a lasting, positive imprint on the local community.”
Matt Featherstone, President of Cricket Brasil, added, “Partnerships like this make an immense difference. The expansion of Cricket Brasil, directly resulting from this collaboration, will create more opportunities for young Brazilians to participate in this wonderful sport and to join our University Scheme, which educates additional Cricket Development officers. These officers, in turn, enhance local engagement and participation.”
Sergio Azevedo, the Mayor of Poços de Caldas, expressed, “Poços de Caldas is indeed fortunate to be recognized as the home of Cricket Brasil. In a country where football is given so much place, it’s truly exceptional that we have more children in our town playing cricket than football.”
Fara Gorsi, ICC Development Manager for the Americas, commented, “The newly established partnership between FP Markets, an Australian entity, and Cricket Brasil underscores their unwavering dedication to the sport and their positive influence on the lives of countless young children. This collaboration with FP Markets will significantly contribute to the growth and advancement of the cricket ecosystem. As pioneers in the region, Cricket Brasil continues to push for progress, and we are thrilled and proud to witness Cricket Brasil’s continued growth and success within ICC Americas.”
FP Markets’ sponsorship and donation initiatives are designed to empower both individuals and organizations dedicated to enhancing lives through community engagement, education, innovation, diversity and inclusion, ethical business practices, and sustainability. These collaborations are aimed at leaving a lasting and meaningful impact.
FP Markets is committed to making a positive contribution to society and the environment through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts. The commitment to CSR is deeply embedded in its core values, which is to create a positive influence on present and future generations by supporting projects that truly bring about positive change.
About FP Markets
Founded in 2005, FP Markets is a multi-regulated brand that offers clients access to an impressive array of over 10,000 tradable instruments spanning critical asset classes. The company provides aggregate pricing from several top-tier liquidity providers. Furthermore, FP Markets prides itself on delivering consistently tight spreads, lightning-fast execution, unparalleled 24/7 multilingual customer support, and a diverse range of account types tailored to accommodate various trading strategies and styles.