RL360° Quantum has announced a sponsorship agreement with Isle of Man shooter and current World Record Holder Tim Kneale.
Tim, who was born and lived on the Isle of Man until the age of 19, will represent Team GB at the Double Trap shooting event at the Rio Olympics in August.
“We are thrilled to be able to support Tim in this hugely important year,” said RL360° Chief Executive David Kneeshaw. “The RL360° Quantum sponsorship will help Tim to meet his travel, training and equipment costs in the run-up to the Olympics. In return, we are able to back an elite – and local – athlete. This is the start of an exciting partnership.”
Tim added: "I'm delighted today to announce the sponsorship with RL360° Quantum in the Isle of Man, from where my shooting journey originally started many years ago. The support from RL360° during the months leading up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games this summer will be a huge benefit and a great support during what will be one of the busiest periods of my shooting career to date."
Tim grew up in the north of the Island, and all his family still live on the Isle of Man. He is currently the only Manx athlete to be confirmed as a member of the British Olympic Team.
Tim has previously represented the Isle of Man at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, where he won a Bronze Medal. He is on the shortlist for the 2016 Manx Sports Personality of the Year Award, to be announced in March.
Now based in Somerset, England, Tim is the current Double Trap World Record holder, and is rated number 2 in the world in the International Shooting Sport Federation (“ISSF”) rankings.
The sponsorship agreement will see Tim provide regular reports about his training and competition progress, as well as host exclusive corporate shooting events for RL360° in London and Dubai.
In the run up to the Olympics, Tim has a busy schedule including World Cup events in Rio, Cyprus and San Marino, and the European Championships in Italy in July.