Slazenger will be Scottish Hockey’s Official Sponsorship Partner until September 2011. The deal will see the brand supporting junior Scottish players in the build-up to the U18 Europeans and the U16 Four Nations Tournaments.
The partnership will provide funds to develop Scotland’s youth programmes and give additional support to selected players. Under the terms of the agreement Scottish Hockey will also participate in the Team Slazenger programme, which aims to help talented junior players by providing them sticks and equipment. Its funding for year one has been matched by sportsmatch through sportscotland, with additional support going to Scottish Hockey’s long-term player development targets, which include development of a national U16 league, organising additional competitions for schools or education, and training for staff, volunteers and partners.
Says Slazenger’s sponsorship executive, Chloe Passant: “We are delighted to enter into partnership with Scottish Hockey. The deal demonstrates the Slazenger commitment to offer market-leading hockey equipment to players of all levels and to continue our support of the development of junior hockey. We are well placed to do this from our position at the forefront of the hockey brands in the marketplace.”