Harrogate Water has announced a sponsorship agreement with England and Great Britain Hockey.
Nick Hill

Harrogate Water announces three-year sponsor deal with England and Great Britain Hockey

Harrogate Water has announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with England and Great Britain Hockey.

As part of the sponsorship deal, Harrogate Water will also be the official water of the Hockey Women’s World Cup 2018, which is being hosted by England.

Hockey is broadcast in 250 countries and has been on a domestic high since Great Britain won women’s gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016, following bronze at the London Olympics in 2012.

Countries taking part in the 2018 Women’s World Cup, alongside England, represent every continent and include Argentina, Australia, China, Germany, USA and South Africa.

Altogether, 16 teams will compete at London’s Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in the Queen Olympic Park from July 21st to August 5th.

Nicky Cain of Harrogate Water said: “More than ten million Brits watched Great Britain win gold in Rio and the Hockey Women’s World Cup will have a global audience of around one billion.

“The great attraction of the sport for us is that hockey appeals to men and women in equal measure, with a family-friendly following and a strong healthy lifestyle bias. We share England and Great Britain Hockey’s passion and ambition, not only their determination to excel, but also their desire to inspire and make a difference.

“We’re proud to be sponsoring the Hockey Women’s World Cup and are really looking forward to working with both the women’s and men’s teams and following their fortunes over the next three years.”

Jon Cockcroft, commercial director at England and Great Britain Hockey, added: “It is fantastic to have such a recognised and aspirational brand partner with England Hockey.

“With growing public awareness of hockey as a participation and spectator sport and the huge opportunity that a home World Cup presents, we look forward to developing exciting campaigns which build our respective brands.

“With the Hockey Women’s World Cup and the overall partnership, we look forward to working with Harrogate Water. As with other partners it is a great opportunity to raise their brand-awareness and profile through the international and domestic game for both men and women.”

The Harrogate Spring brand is the official water of Royal Ascot and Ascot Racecourse. It was the official water of England Cricket for three years until March and remains the official water of Yorkshire Cricket. It is the official water of British Masters Golf 2017.

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