HUDDERSFIELD athlete Mark Warmby has received a major tonic in his quest to represent Great Britain at the London Olympics.
The middle distance runner has received backing from Future Financial Management, a company of independent financial advisors specialising in inheritance tax planning, pensions and portfolio management.
A succession of injuries have resulted in the British international runner lose his kit sponsorship with sportswear giants Asics and, despite his marketability, the likes of Nike and Adidas have refused to take a risk on the former British cross country champion, 30.
Future Financial Management, however, who are in the business of helping people improve their financial health, are confident Warmby’s injuries are behind him.
Managing Director Simon Herbert said: “I met Mark through one of my staff and was immediately impressed with his personality and never-say-die attitude.
“When I learned that Asics had passed on renewing his kit contract, I knew I had to help him achieve his dream in any way I could.
“He is a very talented athlete who just needs a little bit of luck and, hopefully, this is the start of his luck turning around.”
Warmby’s first target is to represent England at next year’s Commonwealth Games.
On his new sponsorship deal, Warmby said: “I really want to thank Future Financial Management for putting so much faith in me.
“I will do everything I can to make the Olympic team and I feel I have the ability to run the qualifying time needed. I just need plenty of luck with injuries, but the help I am getting means I can get more massage and physio.”