The Nottingham Lions are delighted to announce a two-year partnership and sponsorship deal with South Nottingham College.
The college’s logo will now feature on the rear of the Lions’ jerseys for the next two seasons. However, this is only a small part of an exciting partnership, which should prove to be massively beneficial to both organisations.
Students from the College’s School of Sport, Tourism & Public Services will now have an opportunity to work alongside the Lions in a number of different areas as part of their academic courses.
Students’ Sports Media and Journalism skills will be put to use to benefit the Lions in such areas as print based Media, writing copy, photography and marketing amongst many others.
Head Coach Matt Bradbury was clearly delighted to be able to welcome the College into the Lions’ pride, saying;
“This has got to be one of the most exciting forms of sponsorship out there in the world of ice hockey!”
“It’s an innovative project where students from the College will really be able to get their teeth into a meaty project by engaging their studies with sport in the Media field.”
“The deal allows us to explore further avenues and opportunities with the college course management team and carry out some really great work together – there is huge kudos for the Lions, the college, students and players as well as a pathway for juniors coming through the ranks.
“We have got one of the biggest junior ice hockey set ups in the country and we are very proud of that fact – so many students including former Lions players Tom Norton, Marcus Maynard and Danny Rose as well as current players including the likes of Cameron Good, Sam Gospel and Ryan Rathbone have all studied at the College.”
“Having coached on the world scene at two World Student Games in 2007 and 2009 the college courses that Norton and Maynard both studied on enabled them to qualify for selection for the GB Students Ice Hockey Team.”
“I really see this as a long-term benefit for youngsters growing up in Nottingham. Knowing what South Nottingham College are capable of in the world of education in the East Midlands I would have no hesitation in recommending the College to anyone thinking of further and higher education in sport.”
The college has a list of well-established relationships with many of Nottingham’s sports clubs and organisations and Head of Sport – Adam Beazeley was pleased to add the Nottingham Lions to this, adding;
“As the City’s leading Sport education provider it was a natural fit to sponsor the Lions who also nurture young talent. We are excited about the partnership and our students are looking forward to working with the Lions in the coming year.”
The sponsorship could also see an early branding change if the College gets approval to change its name to Central College Nottingham.
The Lions would like to thank the College for their support and with the start of the season just around the corner we are looking forward to working alongside their staff and students.