Fortescue and Hockey Australia extend sponsorship agreement

Apr 6, 2022

Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) has announced the extension of its long-term sponsorship of Australia’s national men’s and women’s hockey teams, and will continue as a Major Partner of the Kookaburras and a Supporting Partner of the Hockeyroos until mid-2023.

The renewed agreement will also ensure the continuation and expansion of the highly successful Fortescue Pilbara Community Hockey Program.

Over the next two years, 10 Pilbara Community Hockey Clinics will be established, providing students in the Pilbara with the opportunity to engage in hockey and develop life skills, while encouraging increased school participation.

Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Gaines said, “Fortescue is very pleased to continue our long-standing commitment to Hockey Australia.

“The Fortescue Pilbara Community Hockey Program plays an important role in ensuring the communities in which we operate benefit from our success, improving social and educational outcomes for students living in these remote regions.

“Not only is hockey one of Australia’s most successful sports, it is also one of the most gender equal sports globally. In line with our commitment to diversity, Fortescue is proud that our sponsorship continues to contribute to pay parity for male and female athletes in Australia’s national teams.”

Hockey Australia Chief Executive Officer David Pryles said, “Fortescue’s support over the past decade has seen the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos continually feature among the best hockey teams in the world and be regarded as two of Australia’s most successful and highly ranked national teams.

“Commencing as part of a common goal to generate tangible benefits for Australian communities, our partnership has also enabled us to grow the Pilbara Community Hockey Program from one primary school in Roebourne to ten across the entire region.

“We are incredibly pleased to continue our relationship with Fortescue for another two years and thank them for the integral contribution they make to hockey in Australia.”