Irish Dairy – the natural partners with Irish Women’s Hockey

SUPPORT: Roisin Upton, Jeanne Spillane and Elena Tice. PICTURE: Robbie Reynolds

THE National Dairy Council (NDC) is delighted to announce its new partnership with Hockey Ireland. The consumer-facing brand of the NDC, Irish Dairy – The Complete Natural, is now the official partner of Irish Women’s Hockey.

The Irish Women’s Hockey National Team gripped the nation last summer when it became the first Irish team to reach a world cup final and took home the Silver medal in the Hockey World Cup in London.

Speaking at the launch, Jeanne Spillane, Marketing Manager of the National Dairy Council, said: “We are really excited to announce our official partnership with Irish Women’s Hockey. This team is an inspiration to all young girls who dream of playing hockey at the highest level. There is great benefit to incorporating dairy in your diet when training, as dairy plays an important role within the sports nutrition regime.

“We have worked with a number of Ireland’s major athletes and sports people over the years who are strong advocates of dairy in the diet. We really look forward to working with the Irish women’s hockey team over the next three years and supporting their future success!”

The sponsorship will run until 2020 and will include nutritional support and sampling at key events and matches as well as a number of coaching opportunities with young female hockey players in schools throughout Ireland.

Commenting on the announcement, Jerome Pels, CEO Hockey Ireland, said: “Hockey Ireland is delighted to have the National Dairy Council on board to help us support the Irish Women’s Hockey Team. This is an exciting time for the senior team as they are at a significant stage in their Road to Tokyo journey. It’s important for us to know our athletes are fuelled by quality nutrition to allow them to produce their best performance. We’re looking forward to working with the National Dairy Council over the coming year.”

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