Fortescue and Hockey Australia extend sponsorship agreement

Fortescue Metals Group
(Fortescue) has announced the extension of its long-term sponsorship of
Australia’s national men’s and women’s hockey teams, and will continue as a
Major Partner of the Kookaburras and a Supporting Partner of the Hockeyroos
until mid-2023.

The renewed agreement will also ensure the continuation
and expansion of the highly successful Fortescue Pilbara Community Hockey

Over the next two years, 10 Pilbara Community Hockey
Clinics will be established, providing students in the Pilbara with the
opportunity to engage in hockey and develop life skills, while encouraging
increased school participation.

Fortescue Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Gaines said,
“Fortescue is very pleased to continue our long-standing commitment to Hockey

“The Fortescue Pilbara Community Hockey Program plays an
important role in ensuring the communities in which we operate benefit from our
success, improving social and educational outcomes for students living in these
remote regions.

“Not only is hockey one of Australia’s most successful
sports, it is also one of the most gender equal sports globally. In line with
our commitment to diversity, Fortescue is proud that our sponsorship continues
to contribute to pay parity for male and female athletes in Australia’s
national teams.”

Hockey Australia Chief Executive Officer David Pryles
said, “Fortescue’s support over the past decade has seen the Kookaburras and
Hockeyroos continually feature among the best hockey teams in the world and be
regarded as two of Australia’s most successful and highly ranked national

“Commencing as part of a common goal to generate tangible
benefits for Australian communities, our partnership has also enabled us to
grow the Pilbara Community Hockey Program from one primary school in Roebourne
to ten across the entire region.

“We are incredibly pleased to continue our relationship
with Fortescue for another two years and thank them for the integral
contribution they make to hockey in Australia.”

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