Rapyd launches national campaign throughout Iceland, deepening its investment in the country through a significant collaboration with the Icelandic National Handball Team.

As part of the collaboration, Rapyd introduces the Rapyd Goal Assist support fund for young athletes in handball, a first-of-its-kind scholarship program offering grants of 700,000 ISK to 10 outstanding young athletes from the youth national team.

4 NOVEMBER 2023 – Rapyd, a global fintech leader, has announced a strategic partnership with the Icelandic National Handball Team, reinforcing the company’s investment within the country. This partnership embodies Rapyd’s continued commitment to the Icelandic community and marks a significant step in solidifying its presence in the region.

In part of this collaboration, Rapyd is proud to launch the “Rapyd Goal Assist” scholarship. Under this new support fund for young athletes in handball, 10 athletes selected from the men’s and women’s 16U, 18U and 21U teams will each be awarded a 700,000 ISK scholarship grant to further their education and training. Athletes are encouraged to submit applications and essays showcasing their athletic accomplishments, scholastic achievements and significant contributions to their teams and communities. The majority of these promising athletes, aged 16 through 21, are currently in high school or university. The scholarship will help alleviate the financial strain facing many young athletes. Applications are being accepted from November 4 through December 5, 2023. 

Garðar Stefánsson, CEO of Rapyd Europe & GM of Rapyd Collect and Issuing, expressed his enthusiasm on the collaboration, “Our collaboration with the Icelandic National Handball Team is more than just a partnership. It’s a testament to Rapyd’s deep-rooted commitment to Iceland and its vibrant communities. Through the Rapyd Goal Assistr scholarship program that supports these young athletes, we’re investing in the future of Icelandic handball and, in turn, the future of Iceland.”

Guðmundur B. Ólafsson, formaður HSÍ (Chairman of the Icelandic Handball Association), added, “Our partnership with Rapyd, marks a significant moment for Icelandic sports. Rapyd’s investment, both in our national team and the next generation of athletes, is a clear signal of their dedication to the Icelandic  tradition of excellence, teamwork and perseverance.”

For more details on the Rapyd Goal Assist sponsorship and to apply, please visit https://go.rapyd.net/is/skuldbinding

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