Press Release

13 03, 2015

Betfred To Sponsor World Snooker Championship

Snooker’s biggest tournament, the World Championship, will be title-sponsored by Betfred for the next three years.

The prestigious event will be known as the Betfred World Snooker Championship until at least 2017.

This year’s tournament will run from April 18 to May 4 at the famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, with the top 16 seeds joined by 16 qualifiers to chase the £300,000 top prize.

It is one of the greatest events in sport, and last year reached an astonishing audience of over 330 million viewers worldwide, televised live by 12 broadcasters in 80 different countries.
Betfred previously sponsored the tournament from 2009 to 2012.

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn said: “We are thrilled to welcome back Betfred as title sponsor of our blue riband tournament and we look forward to working closely with their team on delivering another top class event.

“We recently announced […]

12 04, 2014

BETFRED ANNOUNCE “JACK BERRY HOUSE” AS THEIR OFFICIAL CHARITY

Bookmakers Betfred have announced The Injured Jockeys Fund’s “Jack Berry House” as their official charity for this year.

Jack Berry House, based in Malton, needs to raise another £1.2 million for this state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility which will provide medical and physiotherapy expertise all designed to improve the rate and level of recovery for injured jockeys.

In addition to the fully equipped gym it will also have an infinity swimming pool for controlled hydro-therapy. It will also provide education and training for current and young aspiring jockeys focusing on physical and mental fitness, fall training and spatial awareness, nutrition, injury management, sports psychology and jockey coaching, all designed to reduce the risk of serious injury.

Betfred boss Fred Done,

“Jack Berry is a legend in my opinion and I hope we can help him reach his goal of building this fantastic facility in the […]