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Grand aspire-ations for Birmingham hockey team

Bournville Ladies Hockey Club is hoping to attract new players to the club after Birmingham-based education recruitment consultancy Aspire People pledged &pound1,000 in sponsorship.

The club, which is home to Bournville Ladies’ first and second teams, has used some of the money to invest in new home and away kits for both teams and will spend the rest on coaching, training and extra equipment.

The first team is currently in division two of the Midlands Region Hockey Women’s League after drawing 1-1 with Stourport last weekend, while the second team are battling it out in division two of the Worcestershire League.

Founded in 1902, the club practices at the grounds of King Edward’s School on Edgbaston Park Road every Wednesday.

Michaela Powell, managing director at Aspire People, said: “As a company we are committed to backing local talent and I feel especially passionate about women in sport, as they often don’t get the credit and support they deserve.  

“One of my colleagues play for the side, which is why we decided to sponsor them this year  so we could support the club. Not only does it give something back to the community but helps raise the profile of Aspire People to local people!”


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