Mayor of Waverely, Victor Duckett, announced the winner of Haslemere Hockey Club’s Title Sponsor for 2004/5 at The Edge health and fitness centre on Friday 13 August.

Simon Labrow, Director of Keats Labrow Independent Financial Advisers of Haslemere znc winners of the draw presented James Agace, Haslemere's Director of Hockey, with the Keats Labrow sponsored shirts for 2004/5.

Simon said " As a local company we are delighted to sponsor Haslemere Hockey Club for the 2004/2005 season. It is a successful and enthusiastic club, which offers such a superb service to the community. We feel that Hockey players of all ages & abilities, together with those people who would like to try this exciting sport, would benefit greatly from the health and social benefits of joining the club. We are particularly lucky to have such superb facilities in Haslemere, including the modern clubhouse and two all weather pitches.

He added “ Haslemere has been innovative this year in the way they have changed their business support model. The sponsorship is kept affordable and this has enabled 24 local businesses to go into the draw for the title sponsor. The club is also providing a number of other opportunities to advertise to its membership on its web site and via email. It’s a difficult balance to achieve between a donation to a good cause, the cost of the contribution to the small businesses concerned and some sort of payback to the supporter of the club. I think that HHC have got it just about right. We wish Haslemere Hockey Club every success for the forthcoming season."