Other sport 5.12.2014 03:38 pm

SA Women’s Hockey team without a sponsor

FILE PICTURE: Marsha Cox and Dirkie Chamberlain of South Africa celebrate during Womens International Hockey match. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

FILE PICTURE: Marsha Cox and Dirkie Chamberlain of South Africa celebrate during Womens International Hockey match. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Investec will not renew its sponsorship of the South African Women’s Hockey team when the five-year deal ends in February, the SA Hockey Association said.

“All sponsorships have a logical lifespan. When we embarked on this sponsorship, there was a compelling proposal to help the team participate in the Olympics in 2012 as well as the Commonwealth Games in 2014,” said Investec’s marketing head in South Africa, Janet Larsen.

“We are proud to have played a part in this tremendous accomplishment.”

SA Hockey Association CEO Marissa is confident a new deal will be finalised soon.

“We are currently in discussion with two major corporates and the negotiations look promising at the moment,” she said.

“We were fortunate to have a legacy story book from our previous sponsor and the companies are happy with what Investec has achieved with the team.”

On the field, the team will look to edge closer to cementing their 2016 Olympic qualification by doing well in next year’s Women’s FIH Hockey World League semi-finals in Spain.

The team will then take part in the Africa cup of nations in October in Egypt, which is also an Olympic qualifier event.

– Sapa

 

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