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Arundel hockey team plans United States tour

by Agencies
29 Feb 2016 at 12:50hrs | Views
Arundel School's Hockey First Team plans to go on a pre-season tour in Washington DC, in the United States, in April, with the help of sponsors such as NMB Bank, which has donated $2 000 for hockey kit for the tour.

The team, which is made up of players aged 16 to 18, will compete against high school teams in Washington and university sides as well.
The girls who make up the first team say they love to play competitive hockey. Last season some of them were selected for both the provincial and national teams. The team came sixth last season in the Golden Girls Tournament.

The United States tour is meant to develop the team ahead of a new season. NMB considered it a tour worth supporting.

"At NMB Bank we believe that initiatives such as this, where local teams seek to develop themselves through exposure to competition with teams in other countries, are worth supporting," commented NMB Bank marketing manager Lindiwe Thebethebe.

"We feel that girls' sporting events are particularly worth supporting, as they often do not receive the same attention as male sports," she added.

In addition to providing funds for the purchase of kit, NMB Bank, together with other corporates, sponsored a golf tournament that was held on 19 February in order to raise more funds for the tour.

Source - Agencies

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