Haier sponsors Olympic hockey ace

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28 June 2021
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Zach Wallace of Team GB

Haier has agreed a sponsorship deal with Great Britain Olympic hockey player Zach Wallace.

Zach, aged 21, has more than 50 international caps and is set to represent GB in Japan next month. He said: “It will make a huge difference. Hockey players aren’t like professional footballers – we do not enjoy a luxury lifestyle. Having this support from Haier will allow me to go out and train properly and focus on my game.”

Attacking midfielder Zach is a full-time player who will also move to the HGC club in the Netherlands to play his hockey in the toughest league in Europe. He sees himself as a creative performer on the hockey field and says Great Britain’s superb team spirit will be its X-factor when it comes to taking on fancied teams including Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands at the Olympics.   

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Haier HVAC Solutions European general manager Bob Cowlard said: “Haier are delighted to sponsor Zach who is one of this country’s most talented young hockey players. Hockey is an exciting sport and Zach has the potential to be one of our finest players. We wish him and his fellow GB team mates all the best as they go for Olympic gold. Zach is one of a number of young sports stars that we are supporting on the international stage all of whom represent the healthy lifestyle that is at the heart of Haier’s product ranges.”