APM Group is heading to the 2022 Commonwealth Games next month with the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras.
APM has entered a three-year partnership as front-of-shirt sponsors of the female Hockeyroos squad, who head to the Games looking to do one better than their Silver-winning team of 2018.
The partnership is exciting news for families and players around Australia with an increase in all-ability hockey sessions, particularly pre-international hockey matches, along with fast-tracking Hockey Australia’s inclusive hockey program footprint.
With a primary purpose to ‘enable better lives’, APM will be the Hockeyroos Major Partner, Official Partner of the Kookaburras, and Hockey Australia’s Exclusive Category Partner - Disability Service Provider.
Hockey fans and spectators at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and the FIH Women’s World Cup which also takes place in July.
“Securing a company of APM’s calibre and reputation is an outstanding result for the Hockeyroos, Kookaburras and hockey in Australia,” said HA CEO David Pryles.
“APM’s purpose, values and what they stand for strongly aligns with Hockey Australia’s values so we are delighted to have the APM team come on board with us.”
“APM is making a positive impact to many people in Australia and around the world and are about inspiring excellence and empowering people to realise their ambitions and aspirations.”
“We as Hockey Australia and the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras look forward to proudly promoting and raising awareness of this impact and the APM brand.”
“APM’s commitment and support of our national teams will substantially contribute to the Hockeyroos and Kookaburras’ continual mission of becoming the world’s best hockey teams.”
APM founder Megan Wynne with Hockeyroo Jane Claxton and APM Group CEO Michael Anghie
Group Chief Executive Officer Michael Anghie said APM was pleased to get behind the team as they prepare for the FIH Women’s World Cup followed by the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
“APM is very proud to partner with the Hockeyroos, Hockey Australia and to support all-abilities hockey and the inclusive hockey program,” Mr Anghie said.
“Sport inspires and brings people together as participants and supporters and the Hockeyroos through their success and player engagement within the community play an important role in supporting inclusion.”
“The Hockeyroos are great role models for all Australians, and we look forward to following their success,” Mr Anghie said.
For the FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup 2022, the logo emblazoned on the front of the Hockeyroos shirt will feature APM Ingeus.
Ingeus is a leading international provider of government sponsored employment programs and people-based services that APM acquired in 2018.
The World Cup takes place in Spain and Netherlands from 1 to 17 July.
The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held from Thursday 28 July to Monday 8 August with the Hockey competition to be conducted from Friday 29 August through Monday 8 August at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre.