Dragflick Newsdesk : Respected sportswear company O’Neills is the new Official Apparel Partner of Hockey Australia. [Pictured above: Amy Lawton, Jocelyn Bartram, Josh Beltz and Nathan Ephraums in the new Hockeyroos and Kookaburras training kits]
The partnership will see all of Hockey Australia’s squads, including flagship national teams the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos, plus high performance and pathway programs wear O’Neills apparel until the end of 2025.
O’Neills is also the Official Apparel Partner of Australia’s new domestic men’s and women’s hockey competition, the Sultana Bran Hockey One League, highlighting the company’s interest and value for hockey in Australia.
“To secure and align with an apparel brand and manufacturer of O’Neills’ quality is fantastic for hockey in this country,” said HA Acting CEO, Michael Johnston.
“The design options and versatility of what O’Neills offers, coupled with their willingness to take on feedback and provide the best possible apparel for our national programs has been first rate and will contribute to our ongoing aim of being the world’s best hockey nation.”
“We look forward to working with the O’Neills team over the next four years and displaying and promoting their brand on the international stage.”
O’Neills is a brand rich in heritage, renowned for being the largest sportswear manufacturing company in Ireland since being founded in 1918 and launched in Australia in 2015, now partnering with teams in the AFL, NRL, and Super Rugby.
O’Neills has an international reputation for providing the highest quality clothing and manufacture from their own fabrics allowing them to specially design garments to meet the short delivery dates dictated by the market.
“O’Neills is delighted to partner with Hockey Australia through to the next Olympics as official apparel provider,” said O’Neills Sales Manager, James Muir.
“Both organisations have strong and successful histories and our values clearly align.
“It is very exciting to be able to combine the passion and expertise from both sides into a formidable partnership striving to give the best possible service to Hockey Australia members and supporters.”
“We are really excited about this partnership and look forward to working with the Hockey Australia team and providing the highest-level quality and service.”