One of Northern Ireland’s leading health food brands has become the main sponsor of Ulster Hockey’s U18 Girls, making it the official Health Food Partner to all Ulster performance teams.
Linwoods, the Co-Armagh based family business has sponsored Ulster Youth Hockey since 2017. This latest signing has extended that collaboration for the next three years including the Linwoods’ logo being displayed on the girl’s jerseys since earlier this year.
Hockey is steadily growing in popularity across Ulster – there are now 76 clubs, 250 club-based youth teams and around 8,000 men and women playing in leagues and cups on a weekly basis. The successful World Cup campaign saw Ireland’s Women’s team finishing as silver medallists, and both international squads ranked in the top 10.
Shirley McCay, Ulster Talent Coach at Ulster Hockey said: “We are delighted that Linwoods has come onboard with a renewed and upweighted sponsorship. The players and athletes benefit greatly from the generosity and support, which allows both youth and senior players to develop their hockey career, whether at a recreational or masters level. Our vision at Ulster Hockey is ‘To inspire an active hockey family’ and our partnership with Linwoods helps cement that message with healthy lifestyle a common, shared goal.”
Ellen Woods, Marketing Executive at Linwoods commented: “At Linwoods the promotion of a healthy lifestyle is at the core of our operations. We see the importance of investing in the health of our young people and athletes and so to extend our partnership with Ulster Hockey was certainly the right fit.”
“We are thrilled the renewed sponsorship includes the U18 girls and delighted Linwoods is the Official Health Food Partner to all performance squads, including the Masters Hockey. We see the great work Ulster Hockey is doing – on and off the field – to promote an active lifestyle for children, adults and families.”
Picking up a lot of interest and growing rapidly, Hockey is an Olympic sport and one of the largest team sports in Ulster. For more information visit: https://ulsterhockey.com/get-involved/
For more information on Linwoods Health foods visit https://linwoodshealthfoods.com/uk/