Ginsters Announces Sponsorship Of Champion Pro Surfer
THE ULTIMATE DOUBLE-UP WAVE…
GINSTERS OF CORNWALL ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF CHAMPION PRO SURFER
Pasties and surfing. It’s an iconic combination which has put Cornish coastlines on the world map. Now, two of Cornwall’s leading exports will come together as Ginsters – the nation’s favourite pasty maker – proudly sponsors professional surfer, Luke Dillon.
Lauded as a tour de force in British competitive surfing, Newquay-based Dillon has won every British title since winning the UK Quiksilver King of The Groms, aged nine.
Following an incredible start to 2019, and with more than a decade of experience under his board, the World Surf League officially ranked Dillon 74th out of 612 athletes in the World Qualifying Series.
All-new for 2019, Ginsters – famous for bringing its own award-winning taste of Cornwall to the nation since 1969 – is supporting Dillon, aged 24, as he continues his mission to become one of the top ten surfers in the world. The brand is famous for baking over five decades; creating recipes that have an unmistakable distinctive flavour – without artificial ingredients, flavours or preservatives – and developed in collaboration with the county’s finest chef talent.
Speaking about the sponsorship deal, Luke Dillon said: ‘I’m a proud Cornish boy, through-and-through. During my stints at home between competitions, I still get a buzz out of surfing at North Fistral, especially when you’re out with locals in the water, having fun and remembering what it’s all about.
‘That’s why Ginsters is such an outstanding company to stand alongside; they’re a Cornish business that has been in Cornwall since the beginning and always champions everything our county has to offer. It feels like a natural, down-to-earth connection and I’m excited to see where this year takes us. I reckon they’ll grant me access to an unlimited supply of pasties too!
‘Sponsorship plays an increasingly important role in surfing as a global sport. Without funding, competing on the world’s stage would be a much greater challenge. It’s amazing that Ginsters makes it possible.’
Kieran Hemsworth, Managing Director at Ginsters, said: ‘This year, we’re marking our 50th anniversary in Callington; that’s half a century of being established in the heart of Cornwall and witnessing the extraordinary talent our county has to offer the rest of the world.
Luke represents everything we, at Ginsters, are passionate about too; dedication, honing your craft, striving to achieve the best… and always celebrating your roots. We couldn’t be prouder to be his official sponsor for 2019 and be a part of Luke’s journey to becoming GB’s highest-ranking male. We can absolutely line-up all the pasties he can eat!’