Cricket pro Andrew Flintoff joins the GAC sports sponsorship stable

Cricket pro Andrew Flintoff joins the GAC sports sponsorship stable

Singapore, 10 February 2010 - English star cricketer, Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff, is the latest sportsman to sign a sponsorship deal with global logistics and shipping company GAC.

Flintoff made his international debut as Captain of England's Under-19 team for the 1996/1997 season test match tour of Pakistan, after which he emerged as an integral international player for England, rated among the top international all rounder in both ODI and Test cricket. He was made Captain of the England team in 2006 and has also served as vice-captain. At the end of the 2009 Ashes Series, Flintoff announced his retirement from Test cricket, but remains active in One Day International and Twenty20 International matches.

Brand-building
Bill Hill, Group Vice President Commercial, said, "This is the first time that GAC has sponsored a pro-cricketer. We believe that the skills and values that drive top cricketers are parallel with what makes a company great - energy, focus, dedication and teamwork. "

GAC's sponsorship of Flintoff adds to existing relationships with Crystal Palace FC, Audi Championship driver Alex Brundle, pro golfer Richard Sterne and Graeme Storm.