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Hockey New Zealand opens up to naming-rights partner

Windows and doors retailer Vantage has entered into a naming-rights partnership with the Hockey New Zealand national governing body.

The four-year deal will run until the end of 2020 and renames New Zealand’s men's and women's national teams as the Vantage Black Sticks.

Hockey New Zealand chief executive Ian Francis said: “It is significant for our teams to have a naming-rights partner for an extended period through an Olympic cycle and it is certainly a game changer as the Vantage Black Sticks men and women eye medals at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.”

The women’s national team’s first international competition as the Vantage Black Sticks will be a Test series in Argentina from February 10-22.