A NORTH Yorkshire water brand is to be the official water of the Hockey Women’s World Cup next year as part of a three-year sponsorship agreement between Harrogate Water and England and Great Britain Hockey.

Nicky Cain of Harrogate Water said: “his is an exciting time to be involved with England and Great Britain Hockey and offers enormous opportunities.

“More than ten million Brits watched Great Britain win gold in Rio and the Hockey Women’s World Cup will have a global audience of around one billion.

“The great attraction of the sport for us is that hockey appeals to men and women in equal measure, with a family-friendly following and a strong healthy lifestyle bias.

“We share England and Great Britain Hockey’s passion and ambition, not only their determination to excel, but also their desire to inspire and make a difference.

“We’re proud to be sponsoring the Hockey Women’s World Cup.”