Nottingham Express Transit will be sponsoring the World Masters Hockey Cups 2002, due to take place at the Nottingham Hockey Centre between Friday 12th and Sunday 21st August. With the Hockey Centre being located adjacent to the tramway close to the University of Nottingham and University Boulevard tramstops the sponsorship will also see discounted travel passes available to those connected with the tournament.
Both the Over 35s and Over 40s World Cups will be taking place in Nottingham, after several years of cancellations and disruption caused by COVID, with over 50 teams due to compete from over 14 countries including Australia, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, South Africa and Egypt.
Marketing Manager at Tramlink Nottingham, Alison Sweeney, said: “We are delighted to be able to support such a prestigious international event coming to Nottingham, especially after the last few years. Over 1000 athletes, along with their friends, family and spectators, will arrive from all over the world, giving a big boost to Nottingham this summer. We want to play our part in what will be a great sporting spectacle, providing an easy, quick and green transport option for the event. The tram is the best way for the athletes, teams and spectators to experience everything Nottingham has to offer and to showcase our great City to our guests.”
Steve Floyd from England Hockey added: “NET had already committed to being our transport partner for the games and will provide a valuable service giving all the 1500+ people associated with the event access to Nottingham and the surrounding area. Now, as title sponsor, we look forward to their involvement enhancing the experience of every player, supporter and guest who is involved in the event. We are very grateful to them for coming on-board in this way.”