Investec seeks further success with England Hockey extension

The England Hockey governing body has agreed a four-year extension of its partnership with Investec which will result in the banking and asset management group continuing as the principal partner of the Great Britain and England women’s teams through to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Launched in July 2011, the partnership has delivered medals at several major championships, including a bronze at the London 2012 Olympics and a gold at last summer’s EuroHockey Championships. England Hockey said Investec’s backing has also coincided with a 77 per cent increase in junior girls club players, leading to a 39 per cent overall increase in women’s club participation since 2011.

The agreement also maintains Investec’s position as principal partner of the Women’s Hockey League, Schools Championships for girls and Investec London Cup – an international invitational tournament.

England Hockey chief executive Sally Munday said: “Investec’s support of women’s hockey has been extraordinary. They have helped us take our work at all levels of the game significantly further forward, and we are much closer to our vision of a ‘Nation Where Hockey Matters’ than in 2011. With the women’s Hockey Champions Trophy this summer and the Hockey World Cup in 2018 we have a fantastic opportunity to continue our work with Investec and engage even more people in the women’s game.”