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Accountancy and tax advisor firm EST Accountants & Tax Advisers has chosen to sponsor Whitchurch Hockey Club in Cardiff. This season the sponsorship money was put towards a high level fitness coach to give the players an insight into how professional players train. The sponsorship money has also been invested in a brand new initiative for the club, aiding in the creation of six new satellite clubs.


whitchurch hockey club sponsor"Our mens and ladies 1st XI's play in the English Hockey League and Welsh Premier League respectively." said  Dave Skirrow, Chair of the Whitchurch Hockey Club Management Committee. "To compete at that level we needed to invest in good quality coaching and have a sound performance infrastructure to allow our players to develop the necessary skills and fitness to compete. For the first time our top players are having fitness tests and being given targets for improvement. The results are already showing, especially with the ladies who have really taken the fitness ethic on board."

The fitness coach has also worked with the general club memberships to improve the standard of physical training throughout the club at both senior and junior level.

"The money has also gone towards setting up the satellite clubs." continued Mr Skirrow. "These clubs, starting out with year seven boys, will develop over a period of three years into fully constituted senior community hockey clubs. The aim is to be able to start a Cardiff Hockey League in three years time. The money has been invested alongside a development grant from Hockey Wales to buy protective gear for the new players and also train Young Hockey Ambassadors who it is hoped will eventually run the new clubs."

"It's such a great club." said Barry Esterhuizen, Director of EST Accountants & Tax Advisers. "I live in Whitchurch and wanted to do what I could to help promote sport in my local area. Sport was a big part of my life growing up and I want to make sure opportunities like this one are still available in Whitchurch for my children as they grow up. It's great to give back to the community and help provide opportunities to the future generations of sport players."
 
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