New kit first in action against The Netherlands in FIH Pro League debut
Hockey Ireland is delighted to announce Mizuno as its new teamwear partner in a three-year deal commencing February 2024.
This new partnership goes live this weekend at the IRL Men’s FIH Pro League debut versus world #1 The Netherlands on Feb 10, 2024.
The multi-year partnership with Mizuno will cover all Hockey Ireland performance teams including the Senior Men, Senior Women, the U21, U18 and U16 junior age groups, as well as various additional requirements for other representative teams, coaches, backroom staff, volunteers, officials, and staff.
Mizuno stood out as they demonstrated their commitment to creating performance clothing, tailored to meet the needs of our athletes at all levels.
Roll-out across the various teams and staff will be on a phased basis across 2024, with a retail programme to follow later in 2024 also.
Hockey Ireland wishes to thank Specialist Sports whom they have worked with since 2016 to provide Adidas teamwear across its high performance teams previously.
Mizuno and their famed ‘RunBird’ logo have been pursuing perfection since 1906 and Hockey Ireland is proud to partner with the brand as they look to build their profile in hockey across Ireland.
Anne McCormack, Hockey Ireland CEO, commented:
“We have set ourselves ambitious targets as an organisation across both participation and high performance, and finding the right partners as we embark on this journey is critical. Mizuno stood out as they demonstrated their excellence and commitment to our success over time.
“We believe that this agreement provides better support for our teams and enhances our sport as a whole.”
Graham Johnson, Mizuno Marketing Manager, commented:
“Mizuno prides itself on its dedication to assisting athletes as they journey through the world of sports, and we are committed to innovation and creating first-rate sportswear.”
“We are delighted to partner with Hockey Ireland, the next three years will be very exciting for us as we expand our brand presence in the Irish market and support Hockey Ireland on its path to success.”