TIMPERLEY Hockey Club have secured sponsorship from Manchester-based air conditioning specialists Coolair Equipment to support the men’s 1st team in their first National League season.

Recent promotion means for the first time in the club’s 140-year history they will compete in England Hockey’s Men’s National Conference League.

Sponsorship from Coolair Equipment will help fund training and new technology.

Shelagh Everett, chair of Timperley Hockey Club, said: “We are delighted that Coolair Equipment will be investing in the club for a third year, providing vital funds. As the men’s squad steps up to meet the improved standards of national league hockey, sponsorship from Coolair Equipment will support our investment in technology to enhance the performance training required at this level – including new video analysis, strength and conditioning monitoring as well as additional coaching.”

Helen Sharratt, of Coolair Equipment, said: “We are proud to throw our support behind Timperley Hockey Club. As one of the oldest clubs in the region, they pride themselves on supporting the community and have a ‘grow your own’ policy of developing players through the ranks. It very much mirrors our own philosophy of nurturing our employees from leaving school.”

The sponsorship, will see Coolair Equipment’s logo on first team shirts and pitch-side banners, demonstrating the company’s support for grass roots sport.

The company already has strong links to the club through contracts engineer Andy Wareham who vice-captains the first team.

Andy Wareham said: “Coolair Equipment’s support means a lot to the team. We are looking forward to wearing the company colours in the national league and doing them proud.”

The 2019/2020 season will be an historic one for Timperley as it is the first time in the club’s 140-year history they have had Ladies’ and Men’s teams both competing at national level.