Quinn Estates Sponsorship Deal Offers Young Hockey Talent A Sporting Future
Quinn Estates has agreed a sponsorship deal for one of England’s most promising junior hockey stars.
At just 14, Aimee Plumb was chosen as one of five girls out of 70 to play for the England Under 16 squad and has now represented the country for two years running and recently captained the England U16 Girls’ Squad at the Six Nations Tournament in Ireland.
The sponsorship deal with Quinn Estates will provide Aimee with the means to compete for the Canterbury Ladies 1st Team, which will allow her to gain valuable experience against a stronger level of competition, including numerous England and GB Olympic-level players, to strengthen her ready to compete internationally.
Canterbury-based Aimee said: “I started playing hockey in Year 3 at Kent College, and have loved the sport ever since I picked up a stick that first time. I am now moving to St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, to study for my A Levels and continue my hockey training with their excellent coaching and strength and conditioning facilities.
“It’s a great honour to play for the England team, as I am representing my country at the highest level for my age. It is a very competitive environment and is tough to compete with strong international sides, but the squad and coaches are so supportive of one another.
“I approached Quinn Estates as I’d seen that they sponsor athletes and support community projects. When I spoke to Mark Quinn, he was very positive and interested in my journey so far and said he’d be happy to sponsor me. He told me to keep in touch and to talk to him if I ever needed anything. It feels really good to have Quinn Estates’ support.
“I would love to play for the England Senior Team when I am older, so I will continue to work hard to progress through to the top. It is a goal of mine to compete in major international tournaments such as the Olympics, World Cup and Commonwealths.”
Mark Quinn said: “It’s brilliant to be able to offer sponsorship opportunities for young, bright players such as Aimee. Already, from such a young age, she has shown the dedication and enthusiasm for sports that will lead her to great success in the future.
“Like so many of our country’s sportsmen, young athletes depend on financial backing – which can be as equally important to their success as regular training or a healthy diet. I hope this sponsorship will provide the opportunity for Aimee to continue working towards her next goal of playing for the England Senior Team, while also balancing her love of sports with studying. We look forward to watching her progress and wish all the best with her training.”