Commitment to sport and society
Our partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars stems from mutual transatlantic business interests and a shared entrepreneurial vision. LGT Vestra US was established to meet the growing need from clients with a transatlantic footprint for suitable investment solutions. The Jaguars were the first and only team to make a multi-year commitment to play in the NFL London Games.
In addition to working together in a business capacity, the partnership includes community outreach projects. These projects aim to generate a positive impact on the community in London through a range of American football related activities.
The Gridiron Grant is a crucial part of our partnership with the Jacksonville Jaguars, a first of its kind scholarship programme in the UK, offering a university scholarship to two students graduating from the Jacksonville Jaguars JagTag programme, or who are involved in American football in their community.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the grant for 2019 are Maysie Cogdell and Bismark Yeboah. A panel of experts selected Maysie and Bismark from a pool of outstanding applicants, as two inspiring individuals who have overcome enormous personal adversities to excel academically and in the American football community.
Once at university, Maysie and Bismark will receive a full mentoring programme to aid with stress and time management and offer the support required to help them graduate.
To find out more about the Gridiron Grant, visit www.jaguars.co.uk
Our Reward Rows programme inspires children across the UK to attain personal, academic and physical achievements by giving them the opportunity to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars play in the NFL London Games.
Participants are encouraged to document their commitment to personal development and local community, before being rewarded with a ticket to the highly anticipated game.
Since the inception of Reward Rows in 2016, more than 1,500 children have watched the NFL live at Wembley.
On the opening day of the 2018 NFL draft, we hosted our second flag football tournament at the HAC in support of the London Warriors.
12 teams participated in the tournament with our partners, the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, running the football formalities.
We raised £6,000 for the London Warriors Urban American Football Program, which combined with last year's amount, went a long way to support the young people in the London Warriors program with new home and away kits.
For more on the London Warriors, please click here.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional American football team based in Jacksonville, Florida. They are members of the South Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Jaguars joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1995 and are owned by Shahid Khan, who is also owner of Fulham Football Club.
The club plays their home games at EverBank Field, located near the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. The team headquarters is also located in the stadium. Since their inception in 1995, the Jaguars have won two division championships and have made six playoff appearances.
The Jaguars have agreed to play one home game each year at Wembley Stadium in London, UK until 2020. They first played in 2013 against San Francisco 49ers, followed in 2014 by the Dallas Cowboys. The Jaguars beat the Buffalo Bills 34-31 at Wembley in 2015 and followed that with a 30-27 win over the Indianapolis Colts in 2016. In 2017, the Jaguars beat the Baltimore Ravens 44-7. They took on reigning Super Bowl Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, in 2018 and last October faced the Houston Texans in their seventh home game in London.
Visit the Jaguars website for more information and to become a member of the Union Jax, the Jaguars UK fan club.