Unibet nets EuroHockey deal

Unibet nets EuroHockey deal

Thursday, April 16, 2015 Totally Gaming

Gaming operator Unibet has struck a deal to become the new title sponsor of the EuroHockey Championships 2015.

The firm is to back the tournament, which takes place in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park between August 21-30.

"We are delighted to sponsor the Eurohockey Championships 2015 and believe this fits in with Unibet's passionate, friendly and expert values," said Phillip Manzi, Unibet UK manager. "Unibet pride ourselves on being the home for all sports, especially those that people are passionate about, and Hockey certainly fits the bill."

England Hockey said that it hopes the sponsorship will "help it deliver a world-class event experience for spectators, athletes and volunteers, whilst enabling the event to be showcased in the best possible light to a 100million-strong European TV audience".

Andy Tapley, chair of the EuroHockey Championships 2015 organising committee, added: “We are delighted that Unibet has come on board as title sponsor of the forthcoming EuroHockey Championships.

"With its genuine passion and expertise across all sport, the partnership will help us create more interest in the event and continue to grow hockey in the run up to the Olympics.”

The Unibet EuroHockey Championships 2015 comprises 40 matches over 10 days.

Marijke Fleuren, president of the European Hockey Federation (EHF), added: “I would like to congratulate England Hockey on securing a title sponsor for the EuroHockey Championships.

"From the outset all the stakeholders agreed that this championships would be about putting the players first, also a core strategy of Unibet.

"We welcome Unibet and share its wish for players to play in a fair-play environment.”

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