Scottish Hockey has signed a deal with Graham’s The Family Dairy to sponsor the skirts worn by the Scotland Women’s Hockey team.
The partnership follows Graham’s sponsorhip of Scottish Ballet as the firm gets behind Scottish sports and culture whilst helping promote the benefits of dairy for a healthy, active lifestyle.
Carol Graham, Marketing Director at Graham’s The Family Dairy said: “Being healthy and active is hugely important to the Grahams family and, as hockey fans ourselves, we’re delighted to support the Scottish Women’s Hockey team. As a family business, we’re always looking for ways to support local talent and partner with organisations that embody the values of our business, so this is an exciting partnership for us. We wish the team the best of luck in Brussels and look forward to an exciting year ahead!”
David Sweetman, Chief Executive Officer at Scottish Hockey, said: “Hockey is such a physically demanding sport, so the health and well-being of our players is so imperative. Dairy forms an important part of the nutritious and balanced diet of the Scotland Women’s Hockey team and we’re excited to work together with Graham’s the Family Dairy to help keep the team in peak condition in 2017.”
The announcement comes as the Scotland women’s squad prepares to compete at the World League Semi-Final in Brussels for a chance to play in the Hockey World Cup.
Scotland open against World number 1 ranked the Netherlands, before facing China, Italy, and Korea in Pool A for quarter-final places.
In August the side will compete at the Rabo EuroHockey Championships 2017 in Amsterdam against the top European nations.
To launch the partnership, the Scotland Women’s Hockey team took a break from training to top up their energy with pots of Graham’s Protein 22, its award-winning protein-packed product. The firm will provide players with selection of products from Graham’s range throughout the year, including their Gold Smooth milk, Protein 22, cheese, quark and cream.