Sticking with Junior Hockey

15 May 2006

Contact: Sari Cuming, Marketing Manager, sari.cuming@db.com

Source: Deutsche Bank

Location: Jersey

Deutsche Bank has agreed to extend their sponsorship of the Junior Hockey Development programme and will be investing just under £20,000 in the sport over the next three years.

Mark Osment, Head of Banking & Investment Services at Deutsche Bank commented, “We have been delighted with our association with the Jersey Hockey Development committee and Shelagh Herbert. The infrastructure that has been set up and opportunities being afforded to local youngsters is now being reflected by successes not just at island and county level but also in the national and international arena.”

The sponsorship will continue to cover weekly development sessions, primary school activities, visiting coaches, junior mixed league and the very popular corporate league. In addition, a new boys’ side, the Eagles, has entered the Development Division as a result of a number of enquiries from youngsters who are not able to access school hockey.

Shelagh Herbert, Hockey Development Officer, commented “I am really pleased that Deutsche Bank has agreed to continue their support. In addition to existing activities, there are plans afoot to set up boys U15 & U17 teams with Inter Insular matches planned for the autumn. Whilst still at the planning stage, various training sessions have been scheduled and clubs are being encouraged to put forward their young players’’

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