Etain Sponsor Queen’s University ladies hockey
September 21, 2018

Etain have agreed an exclusive three-year deal to sponsor Queen’s University Ladies Hockey team as they prepare for this year’s Ulster Premier League season.

Etain are delighted to announce that we are the official sponsors of one of Ireland’s leading hockey teams and outstanding, homegrown talent. We are proud to stand beside Queen's University Ladies Hockey Club and what we recognise is an exceptional line-up of athletes look forward to the season ahead.

As a tech firm with a strong team of talented women of our own, we feel passionately about aligning with QUB LHC. The elevation and equality of opportunity for these extraordinary female athletes and female tech professionals alike is something we feel is of the utmost importance and can only bring positive change to both industries. For us, the opportunity to sponsor the QUB ladies hockey team is not only an honour and a privilege but an opportunity to bring together two great teams and look forward to what this relationship has in store.

Simon Bell, Head Coach with Queen's Hockey said "This season the Ladies 1st XI will be playing in the Irish Hockey League for the first time ever. With fixtures in Dublin, Cork and Galway, there is a significant financial commitment required and therefore we are indebted to Etain for the investment and support they are providing. Their sponsorship will allow the squad to prepare professionally for these games and will also provide us with a new playing kit, designed with the EYHL* in mind. It is an exciting time for Irish hockey and for women's sport and we are very much looking forward to working with Etain as we move to the next stage of our development."

The sponsorship deal has so far enjoyed some great press online and in national publications. We hope the energy and enthusiasm for this partnership is a sign of great things to come for the team and wish them all the best for their upcoming Irish Hockey League matches and look forward to welcoming them to Etain events in return. 

Check out some of the press coverage here:


Show your Support

The ladies team is based up at Queen's Sport Upper Malone and welcome spectators at their matches. If you haven't yet experienced a ladies hockey match we strongly recommend it. The power and athleticism of these women is something to behold. There's a large free car park and facilities open to spectators. 

You can also show your support and follow the ladies progress on social media:


The Irish Hockey League sponsored by Ernst Young.

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