AN Edinburgh-based women’s hockey team has regained top division status with the help of housebuilder Cala Homes (East).
Edinburgh Hockey Club, known locally as Cala Hockey in reference to a 13-year sponsorship with the housebuilder, will see its ladies’ first team play in the Scottish Hockey Indoor Division One next season.
The club has more than 300 members, with Cala supporting the team and the wider Edinburgh Hockey Club since 2009.
Club president Colin Fraser said, “The club are extremely proud to watch the ladies’ first team succeed in winning division two and return to the top league. We have been so close to achieving this in recent years, so it is a massive step for them as a team and the club as a whole. There has been an incredible atmosphere across all of our teams at Edinburgh Hockey Club this year and it is brilliant we have been able to convert that into this success in competition.
“We’re very proud to wear the Cala logo on our strips when we play. We’re probably more commonly known around Scotland as just ‘Cala Hockey’. To have such excellent support from Cala over the years has allowed to club to continue to grow from strength to strength and make hockey accessible and inclusive to all. To see businesses like Cala taking a real interest in the community is always incredible to see.
“It’s extremely important to us that our sponsors share the values that are at the heart of our community. Much like Edinburgh Hockey, Cala embodies excellence and strives to be the best in every situation. We are extremely grateful to Cala for its ongoing support in helping the club create continued success and opportunities for all of our players.”
Phillip Hogg, sales and marketing director with Cala Homes (East), said, “We are delighted to witness even more successful moments at Edinburgh Hockey club as their ladies’ team tick off another impressive achievement. Not only are the club proving exceptional on the pitch but they are also creating important local opportunities for those at all ages and stages to exercise and be part of a community, something we at Cala are extremely happy to support.”