Sponsors get behind Whitley Warriors

Whitley Warriors with staff from Evans Halshaw. Picture by Colin Lawson - IceHockeyMedia
Whitley Warriors with staff from Evans Halshaw. Picture by Colin Lawson - IceHockeyMedia

Whitley Warriors have announced their corporate shirt and helmet sponsors for the 2015-16 season.

Evans Halshaw will once again be the title sponsor after agreeing to their third season of support.

Whitley Warriors at Dave Holland Motor Repairs. Picture by Colin Lawson - IceHockeyMedia

Whitley Warriors at Dave Holland Motor Repairs. Picture by Colin Lawson - IceHockeyMedia

Clusters, Foxhunters Tyres, Dave Holland Motor Repairs and 42nd Street have also agreed to a third season of support to the club.

And the club welcomed on board for their first season as corporate partners Frontier Group, Sega, Dawson and Sanderson Travel Agents, Glitz Hair Design and HB Clark.

A spokesperson for Whitley Warriors said: “We would like to thank all of our sponsors who are supporting the club for this coming season.

“We are very privileged to have built long lasting relationships and to receive continued support from our existing sponsors, and we are excited to welcome all of our new corporate partners to the club and hope this is the beginning of a long successful journey both on and off the ice.

Whitley Warriors with Dawn Gardner, from Glitz Hair Design. Picture by Colin Lawson - IceHockeyMedia

Whitley Warriors with Dawn Gardner, from Glitz Hair Design. Picture by Colin Lawson - IceHockeyMedia

Dave Banks, dealer principle at Evans Halshaw Vauxhall, said: “On behalf of all of the four Evans Halshaw Vauxhall dealerships at Shiremoor, Gateshead, Cramlington and Blaydon, we are all incredibly proud to be continuing sponsoring the Whitley Warriors ice hockey team.

“It is important to all of us to support clubs in the local community and we are glad to be able to provide support to a team that is so close to home in more ways than one.

“We’re all excited to start cheering on the players again and look forward to the beginning of the new season.

“I must also mention and thank Paul Matthews and Simon Leach who were instrumental again in setting our partnership up.”

Dawn Gardner, from Glitz Hair Design, said she is delighted to be a new sponsor to Whitley Warriors.

“For many years now we have been going as a family to watch the team on Sunday nights, so when the opportunity came up to sponsor them I jumped at the chance,” said Dawn.

“We are a local business with hair salons in Tynemouth and North shields and have recently opened our North Shields one Glitz Hair Design 2 at the bottom of the Coast Road at Billy Mill.

“It is great to sponsor on a local level and I look forward to welcoming any ice hockey players and supporters to our Billy Mill salon.

A spokesperson for Dawson and Sanderson said: “We are delighted to be involved with Whitley Warriors this year.

“A local business supporting a local team. We wish everyone a successful season.”