Hockey Ireland link up with Volkswagen

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles were confirmed on Monday as an official sponsor of Hockey Ireland in a deal that sees the company providing them with an Amarok and Caddy to assist with the association’s logistics.

Commenting on the partnership, Alan Bateson of Volkswagen said: “The sport is going from strength to strength at the moment and we are thrilled to be involved and to supply Hockey Ireland with a Caddy which has been Ireland’s bestselling compact van for the last 10 years and an award winning Amarok.

“On behalf of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, I would like to wish the Hockey Ireland teams all the best for the year ahead and we look forward to supporting them and working together in the future.”

Nicci Daly and Alan Sothern at the announcement of Volkswagen's sponsorship. Picture: Noel Hillis Photography

Nicci Daly and Alan Sothern at the announcement of Volkswagen’s sponsorship. Picture: Noel Hillis Photography

From Hockey Ireland’s perspective, interim chief executive Rob Johnson said: “It is a very exciting time for hockey in Ireland, particularly with the senior men’s squad going to the Olympics for the first time in 108 years.

“We are very excited to partner with a global brand such as Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, and their sponsorship is a vote of confidence in Hockey Ireland as we continue to grow. This partnership will benefit all levels of our organisation and we are very much looking forward to building on this relationship going forward.”

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