(GB & Eng Hockey statement - Dec 2015)
England Hockey is delighted to announce that 2XU has become the official compression equipment supplier of Great Britain and England Hockey.
With such an important year for Hockey approaching this provides the perfect performance synergy between the world’s most technical sports compression brand and the GB and England Hockey elite playing squads. With the 2016 Rio Olympics just around the corner, the partnership couldn’t have come at a better time to help the athletes in terms of preparation, performance and recovery.
Alongside the benefits to the performance team 2XU will provide opportunities for school and club players wanting to gain extra performance levels and decrease the risk of injury. They will provide education about the 2XU products to ensure players of all levels can enjoy the sport to the full. 2XU is a committed supporter of hockey in the UK at all levels and aims to work in a collaborative way with all players across the country.
2XU’s compression clothing will also help the Great Britain women’s team in their bid for the prestigious Women’s Champions Trophy which is being hosted by Great Britain and England Hockey in June 2016 at hockey’s Olympic legacy venue Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
FROM THE EXPERTS
Commercial Director of England Hockey, Jonathan Cockcroft:
“it is fantastic to see another global brand at the top of their field join Great Britain and England Hockey, providing support to our elite athletes to reach their full potential and engage with the hockey community around the country."
James Wilson, 2XU General Manager, commented:
“We are delighted to have formed a partnership with England Hockey and GB Hockey during such a critical time. More and more athletes are feeling the benefit of 2XU compression and we look forward to working with the teams to optimise their performance and recovery strategies. This is also a great opportunity to help educate hockey players of all levels and abilities throughout the UK about the benefits they can gain from wearing 2XU compression products.”