SUPPORTING GRASSROOTS – WARRINGTON HOCKEY CLUB
There are many reasons why grassroots sports are important; they encourage teamwork, allow people to engage with their community and help promote healthier lifestyles. They also provide participants with the skills needed to take part in their chosen sports.
Kukri Sports are committed to supporting a wide variety of grassroots sports, including Rugby, Cricket, Netball and Hockey. We offer a vast choice of tailored sportswear, perfect for your chosen sport and tailored to your clubs.
One of the grassroots clubs we have worked with is Warrington Hockey who are a hockey club based in the North West, England. They are an amateur level club who compete in the North West Hockey league. Kukri provide the multisport jersey for both the men’s and ladies teams and have been the kit provider for the women’s team for the last 2 years (and the last 12 months for the men’s team).
We spoke to Richard Cook, the First Team Captain / Communications officer.
What does the sport mean to you?
“Hockey is hugely important to both myself as a captain, as a player but also in the wider community. Hockey has always provided that rarely equal access to both men and women to sport, that so many other sports are only just recently making inroads into. Hockey provides healthy activity as well as encourages and teaches core values such as sportsmanship, teamwork and health.
As one of the oldest clubs in the country (we used to have a team in the premier division back on grass!) We take great pride in representing our town.”
How important is having the right kit?
“Kit is actually incredibly important to us. Our club colours not only identify us, but represent our town’s history. We wear navy blue with yellow, a combination that dates back 150 years to the origins of the club.
Not only does this kit represent our hockey clubs’ founding history, but it ties us to the town, Warrington Wolves, Warrington Football Club, even Warrington Hurling club! All wear and represent the town’s colours in their kits with pride. Showing the importance of identity as a community.”
What has your experience with Kukri been like?
“Our experience with Kukri has been great. As with all amateur sports, we’ve had numerous kit providers over the years and we have never been let down by Kukri’s quality, but also the attention to detail and enthusiastic service we get.”
We look forward to continuing to support the team with their kit requirements in the future and wish them the best of luck in their future matches.
To find out more about Warrington Hockey visit www.warringtonsportsclub.co.uk
Kukri provide professional standard sportswear at all levels of sport, from grassroots to elite, and are the official kit supplier for many high-profile partners, including Team England, Loughborough University, Yorkshire Country Cricket Club, plus many more.
If you are looking for a professional standard bespoke kit for your grassroots club get in touch and see how Kukri Sports can help. Contact us