Netball NI Welcome 3 new partners
Ahead of the U17 European Championship & Challenge event next week in Antrim Forum Netball NI welcome the partners.
They are ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, Precision engineering and manufacturing company, McAvoy, and William Wilson Chartered Accountants.
ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland is delighted to announce a new partnership with Netball Northern Ireland, providing sponsorship for the under-17s team as they prepare for the upcoming European U17 Championship and Challenge hosted on home soil.
Held at the Antrim Forum, the four-day event is the pinnacle of the U17 calendar and will see 9 countries compete across the competitions, which include the Championship event and Challenge section.
This is first taste of international tournament match play for the athletes who have been training hard in preparation. The team’s green and navy kits will now feature the ASSA ABLOY logo on the back, with a sleek and stylish design.
Karen Rollo, Executive Manager, Netball Northern Ireland, commented: “We are delighted to welcome ASSA ABLOY on board as a Netball NI partner. The team has been incredibly supportive, with great enthusiasm for our performance pathway program.
“The diversity of support we see in our new partnerships highlights the impact and reach our sport now has across Northern Ireland. Hosting the U17 European Championships is always something we enjoy doing, and the increasing support we have seen this year is inspiring.”
Brian Sofley, Managing Director at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions, added:“We are passionate about people development and this opportunity for the players will be invaluable as future athletes, as well as building real-life skills. The Netball Northern Ireland motto is ‘Strongest Together’, and ASSA ABLOY is a great believer in teamwork and resilience, as well as having a commitment to investing in community partnerships such as these. We are proud to support the Northern Ireland U17s as they take the court in their first home international European Championships, and wish the team the best of luck!”
ASSA ABLOY are a global leader in access solutions, with market-leading products ranging from doors and hardware to entrance automation and identification technology For more information on ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions,
With the U17 European Championships just a few days away, we are delighted to announce a new partnership between Netball NI and local, industry-leading precision engineering and manufacturing company, McAvoy.
McAvoy; market leaders in their field, are committed to three corporate values that align with the ethos and culture in Netball Northern Ireland; precise, responsible, and inspiring. McAvoy are bringing their support to our U17 athletes for the first time and have a fervent interest in the development of young people.
McAvoy’s 50-year history makes them one of the most experienced offsite manufacturing companies in the UK and Ireland. Ambitious, with absolute focus on delivering consistently high-quality products to a range of sectors across education, health and commercial, their innovative modular space solutions can be used to meet permanent and semi-permanent needs.
Harnessing the very latest digital technology and lean manufacturing techniques within their 70,000 sq ft purpose-built facility to ensure manufacturing processes are at the cutting edge of global best practice.
Sarah Bradley, Head of Marketing and Communications: “We are delighted to support the Netball Northern Ireland U17’s group, who are taking this first step on their international representation journey. Playing in an event such as this in front of a home crowd will be such an exciting and memorable experience for them. We are passionate about supporting the girls, and their management teams as we understand the dedication and commitment they have shown in their preparations and are looking forward to seeing them on the court.’
Karen Rollo, Executive Manager, Netball Northern Ireland: ‘We are thrilled to welcome McAvoy on board as a Netball NI partner. Our engagement with the team there has been wonderful with such enthusiasm and support for our athletes and the work we are doing with them. The diversity of support we are seeing in our new partnerships highlights the impact and reach our sport now has across Northern Ireland. Hosting the U17 European Championships is always something we enjoy doing and the increasing support we have seen in this come back year for the event on home soil is truly exciting.’
You can find out more about McAvoy HERE.
The final partner is with William Wilson, a local accountancy practice.
A long-standing advocate of Northern Ireland sport, William Wilson Chartered Accountants is expanding its portfolio of support, becoming a partner of Netball NI’s U17s for the next year.
William Wilson Chartered Accountants works with small, medium and large owner managed businesses throughout the UK and Ireland to provide sound financial, accounting and tax support, and the practice will support Netball NI in our aim to increase the opportunities for our U17s to train and compete in a high performance environment, to support developing our athletes and enabling increased standards in competition.
‘We are delighted to support Netball Northern Ireland, and in particular the U17s group, whose management are outstanding role models to each of the young girls aiming to represent their country. We are passionate about encouraging the girls to be active and healthy in body and mind and look forward to supporting netballers within this age group as they begin their national representation journey.’
Helen Stirling Chair of Netball Northern Ireland, added:
‘We are delighted to bring William Wilson Chartered Accountants on board as a Netball NI partner. Netball in Northern Ireland is almost back to full strength on the court and off the court we are growing our profile and increasing our presence in key areas across the business. This partnership is a significant step in moving forward our sport by providing our U17’s with support to increase the standards in our game.’
William Wilson, with Karen Rollo Executive Manager of Netball NI & U17 representatives Annie Elliot, Aimee Trainor, Joy Ebbinghaus & Eva Wilson.
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