Online financial trading broker ThinkMarkets has announced that it has teamed up with fast bowler Glenn McGrath for the launch of the Think 2020 programme. The partnership aims to promote sport to disadvantaged young people and provide opportunities to a new generation of financial gurus.
During the Think 2020 programme McGrath will meet young people from Sydney and London and inspire them to pay attention to their physical and financial health. He will also discuss with young women their financial future, encouraging them to take up traditional trading jobs in financial services.
Glenn McGrath commented:
Partnering with ThinkMarkets is a no-brainer for me – they want to help young people and provide opportunities to those who may not otherwise have them, and I am excited to get going.
I’ll be in England later this year for The Ashes and hope that the excitement prompted by a fantastic year of cricket will lead to more women getting involved in the sport.
The message I give my children is to make the most of every opportunity and never think something can’t be done, just because it isn’t the conventional route. If I’d listened to convention, I may never have become an international cricketer!
McGrath’s partnership with ThinkMarkets is the second that the financial broker has arranged following on from their collaboration with former world champion boxer Amir Khan.
Nauman Anees, Co-founder of ThinkMarkets, added:
There are so many synergies between Glenn’s approach to life and how we work at ThinkMarkets. A single-minded focus, a passion for being successful and leading your team by example all come to mind, but what really excites me about working with Glenn is his passion for helping young people and giving something back after such an incredible career.
We’re pushing the boundaries to make it more welcoming for women to be involved in traditional male-dominated roles like trading.