Earlier this year, Field Hockey Canada and Perth-based Gryphon Hockey announced a new three-year sponsorship agreement. From grassroots youth development through to high performance programmes, Canadian hockey athletes now have access to one of the world’s leading hockey brands.
Hockey Canada's new sponsorship demonstrates the importance and benefits of not just having a partner who provides money, but one that truly shares a vision of growing hockey. A shared vision is what can make the biggest impact.
“Gryphon is an innovative, athlete-centered company and supporter of hockey worldwide,” said Jeff Sauvé, Chief Executive Officer of Field Hockey Canada. “In addition to financial support, the Gryphon partnership ensures coast-to-coast access to a wide range of sticks and equipment from a respected global leader in field hockey equipment.”
The agreement between the two organisations also includes the creation of an online store. With the recent launch of Field Hockey Canada’s new website, an online store which houses all our Gryphon products was developed. This gives the Field Hockey community in Canada an opportunity to get Gryphon gear directly from us and the Canadian distributor.
“Canada is an emerging field hockey market, and we are excited to be part of Canada’s continued rise within the international game,” said Jonathon Petterson, CEO of Gryphon Hockey. “By putting the very best equipment in the hands of both current and rising Canadian stars, we hope to play a key role in the continued success of Canadian field hockey on the international stage.”
“We are proud to be affiliated with Field Hockey Canada, and welcome them to the Gryphon family.”
In addition to athlete sponsorship and product access for the local community, members of the Canadian National Teams have joined the Gryphon "G-Team" as ambassadors of the brand and sport in Canada and internationally.
“I have played hockey with a variety of different sticks and Gryphon's motto is definitely true: nothing hits harder,” said Women’s National Team defender and new G-Team team member Danielle Hennig. “Playing against the best in the world you need a stick that you feel confident in and can not only keep up with the demands of international hockey but possibly give you an edge - Gryphon is exactly that for me.”
“I'm happy to be an ambassador for such a quality product which I believe in.”
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