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HV grows partnership with Grassports Australia

Published Thu 10 Feb 2022

HV grows partnership with Grassports Australia

Hockey Victoria are proud to announce a two-year partnership with Grassports Australia. The landmark deal will see Grassports as naming rights partner of several Championship events as well as sponsoring the Game Clothing Premier League Ball Patrol.  

Grassports are specialists in both the installation and maintenance of synthetic Hockey fields, in addition to its expertise in the design and construction of synthetic sports surfaces for schools, clubs, councils, as well as being Victoria’s most experienced tennis court builder.

Owner of Grassports Australia, Bernard Evans has been extensively involved in the sport of Hockey as a player, umpire, and as a Board member of HV and has been in the sporting surface industry for almost 50 years.

Bernard Evans said, “As the leading provider of installation and maintenance services to the hockey community in Victoria, Grassports is delighted to support the growth of this great sport in Victoria.”

“At Grassports our core business is installing and maintaining superior synthetic sporting services for clubs, schools and commercial enterprises, proudly using Australian-manufactured products.  Our partnership with Hockey Victoria will help deliver opportunities for metro and regional sporting communities.”

The key components of the partnership are:

  • Grassports to be the naming rights sponsor of the Junior Country Championships, Senior Country Championships & Junior State Championships
  • Grassports logo to appear on the Junior State Championships playing shirts and Goalkeeper smocks
  • Grassports to sponsor the Game Clothing Premier League Ball Patrol. This will see all Premier League Clubs supplied with a uniform for their ball patrol teams to wear.

Andrew Skillern, Hockey Victoria’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) said, “We are delighted to partner with a longstanding supporter of Hockey like Grassports. Their passion to enhance junior participants experience is evident in their interest to support our marquee junior and regional events.”

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