World League Final Auckland 2018 secures title sponsor

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Hockey New Zealand have announced Sentinel Homes as naming rights partner of the Hockey World League Final in Auckland this November.

The Auckland-based realty firm’s support helps deliver the event which will see eight of the world’s best women’s hockey teams face off in a winner takes all competition at the Harbour Hockey Stadium from 17-26 November.

Hockey New Zealand CEO Ian Francis was buoyed by the signing, saying the pinnacle event had the potential to change the way hockey is presented to the public in New Zealand.

Francis said: “Having a brand like Sentinel Homes on board as naming rights sponsor is critical for the success of this tournament. Our aim is to create a legacy for hockey throughout New Zealand from this event and be a sports brand that links strongly to families. So we’re thrilled Sentinel Homes are supporting this milestone event for hockey in this country.

“A lot of families and young people will be watching this event, and we hope they are inspired to take up hockey as their sport, or at least to be active. That’s the sort of impact high profile events like this can generate, so we’re very grateful for the support of Sentinel Homes.”

Sentinel Homes Director Stu Shutt added: “We’re excited to be a part of this world class hockey event in New Zealand. Hockey is very much a family sport, and designing and building homes for families to enjoy is at the heart of our business.”

Hosts New Zealand are joined in Pool A at the Hockey World League Final by seven-time World Cup winners Netherlands as well as USA and Korea.

Defending champions Argentina contest Pool B alongside England, who will include many of Great Britain's Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallists, Germany (Rio bronze medallists) and China.