#EQUALLYAMAZING PARTNERSHIP WITH SPORT 101
We are delighted to extend our partnership with Sport 101, as they become a kit sponsor for our Senior Men and Women. They are an organisation that values equality and we’re excited at the prospect of supporting both our women’s and men’s national squads, showing how our sport is #EquallyAmazing.
Mike Irving, Director at Sport 101 talked to us about why he sees it so important to sponsor both squads equally:
Sport101 is very excited to be partnering with Hockey Wales and supporting both the senior men and women’s teams over the next three years. Both squads are doing exceptionally well at the moment and it is a great time to not only support the squads as they continue to perform well on the international stage, but to also work with Hockey Wales as an organisation, in helping develop talent across the country. Global sport is in an incredibly exciting place at the moment especially in terms of equality in sport. This particular aspect of sport has made huge strides over recent years and will continue to do so. At its core, Sport101 is built on equality for both staff and athletes alike. Hockey is a fantastic sport where men and women at international level are treated as equals in all aspects of the game including playing, umpiring and coaching. This core value of equality is shared with Hockey Wales and is one of the many reasons why Sport101 was keen to become a commercial sponsor in supporting the both of the senior teams over the next three years. Everyone at Sport101 would like to wish the best of luck to both the women and mens teams in their upcoming Europeans competitions in Glasgow and Antwerp respectively.
As an inclusive organisation, Hockey Wales pride themselves on providing fair and equitable opportunities for staff, players, members and volunteers and we welcome organisations to join us on this journey.