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SA hockey men get cash boost

2013-04-24 10:10
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Johannesburg - South Africa's preparation for next year's Hockey World Cup in the Netherlands has received a boost, with the national men's team securing a corporate sponsor for the first time in years.

A deal has been signed with Mugg and Bean to fund the national side for the next two years, SA Hockey Association (Saha) CEO Marissa Langeni confirmed on Wednesday.

"We are pleased that this is a two-year commitment which will include the World Cup in 2014," Langeni said.

"This sponsorship will assist the SA men’s team in competing in top-class international events."

While the national women's side was funded by sponsors Investec in the build-up to the London Olympic Games, the preparation of the men's team was limited because of financial constraints.

Members of the national men's squad, which is ranked 12th in the world, have helped cover the costs of training camps and tournaments in recent seasons.

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