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Blaze partner with Gameplan Financial

The Coventry Blaze are excited to announce a new partnership with Gameplan Financial.

Gameplan is life changing for both their clients and the advisors that work for them.

Gameplan specialises in providing bespoke life insurance packages and mortgage advice for their clients and have committed to investing into the Blaze via a referral scheme.

Made up of current and former professional athletes, the company was set up to provide career opportunities and help athletes to prepare for a life after sport. The company recruits athletes whilst they are still playing and provides all of the training and qualifications necessary to enable a career in financial services.

British trio David Clements, Ross Venus and Luke Ferrara have all completed training with the company and are available to offer free and simple financial reviews.

Blaze Head Coach Danny Stewart said, "Paul Sample and the Gameplan financial team are doing something great here. I don’t believe there is enough out there to help players transition out of hockey. This provides some of our players, along with others, the opportunity to develop an additional skill to give them options after their playing days finish.

"We are thrilled to partner up with Gameplan during these tough times. This will hopefully help our players generate some additional income first and foremost, support the club during a much needed time, and also give you, the customer, the best options available to reduce your costs and still be protected. This is a win/win for everyone!"

Former Elite League player Paul Sample is one of the founding partners of Gameplan. Sample played for Belfast, Cardiff, Sheffield and Newcastle during his professional career. He started Gameplan because he saw a huge need for this in the marketplace and also recognised the opportunity for pro athletes to build a career that they could continue after they finish playing professionally. Sample explained the partnership:

"Our business is centred within the ice hockey community and is built around the concept that the players and ex-players are providing complimentary advice to the wider “hockey family”, to ensure they are in the best possible position should the worst happen. Our advisers are paid by the providers we work with and have committed to investing a percentage of all earnings back into the clubs that have been such a big part of their lives."

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