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Bishop's Stortford Hockey Club junior section to be known as the Ravens after securing sponsorship deal with investment services group Ravenscroft



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Bishop's Stortford's junior section are to be known as the Ravens after they secured a multi-year sponsorship deal.

The club has linked up with investment services group Ravenscroft, which has an office at Tees House in London Road, Stortford.

The financial business will sponsor the junior section and help the club provide a number of hockey programmes for children aged five to 16. These will encourage youngsters to learn and develop their hockey and team skills through sessions organised in club and community environments as well as at local schools such as Herts and Essex High School, Hockerill Anglo-European College and Northgate Primary School.

Bishop's Stortford Ravens under-14 girls before their 10-1 win against Upminster with club chairman Duncan Barber, left, and director of junior hockey Gregg Pettit (55432514)
Bishop's Stortford Ravens under-14 girls before their 10-1 win against Upminster with club chairman Duncan Barber, left, and director of junior hockey Gregg Pettit (55432514)

"We are very grateful to Ravenscroft," said club chairman Duncan Barber. "This arrangement will help us enormously to give the young people of Stortford the opportunity to enjoy playing hockey."

The deal will also see Ravenscroft be the lead sponsor for the district schools' tournaments being hosted at Hockerill and Sawbridgeworth's Leventhorpe School this year.

"We are delighted to be both associated with and sponsoring Bishop's Stortford Ravens," said Ravenscroft's Ollie Parsons.

"We are keen supporters of grassroots sport and it's great to be involved in the local community in this way, encouraging and enabling young people to benefit from playing hockey."

Any schools that would like to participate in the youth programme should email info@stortfordhockey.co.uk.



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