Mobilis will provide an on-site healthcare service available to players in the event of an injury in addition to a number of first-aid kits to be distributed amongst the competing countries.
Vulkan and Sorbothane, two of Mobilis’ leading rehabilitation brands within sport and outdoor retail, will bring over twenty-five years of expertise to the Championships. In addition to England Hockey, Mobilis has a long-standing history of working with many other sports including football, rugby and athletics.
Barry Snellgrove, Marketing and Communications Director for England Hockey, commented: “This sponsorship will certainly ensure that the players are in safe hands for the duration of the EuroHockey Nations Championships and the sport is proud to be affiliated with such a well established name like Mobilis.”
Fiona Wiseman, Brands Marketing Manager for Mobilis Healthcare Group, added: “Mobilis has a proven track record of supporting and sponsoring key sporting events and governing bodies. We are very excited about supporting the EuroHockey Nations Championships.”
The EuroHockey Nations Championships 2007 kick-off on Saturday 18th August with the England women’s team due to face Ireland in the opening Pool A match at 15.00. The England men will have to wait until the following day, when they will face Belgium at midday. The top three sides in both of the men’s and women’s Championships will gain direct qualification for next years Olympic Games to be held in the Chinese Capital of Beijing.
Second in terms of size only to the World Cup, the EuroHockey Nations Championships welcome eight of the world’s best men’s and women’s teams with the top three sides in each category gaining qualification to next year’s Olympic Games in Beijing.
Tickets can be bought through the tournament website – www.eurohockeymanchester2007.com