Debenhams dresses Great Britain

The GB hockey teams will be dressed for success thanks to High Street retailer Debenhams.

The retailer is to be the official formalwear supplier for the men’s and women’s GB hockey teams until 2015.

Debenhams has supplied complete outfits to all 79 male and female team members and coaching staff.

The suiting will be worn to all formal engagements including the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia in May, the Investec London Cup and at the Great Britain Hockey Olympic gala send off dinner in July.

Iain Lewers, Laura Bartlett, Simon Mantell, Niall Stott and Helen Richardson pose for Debenhams fashion shoot

The announcement comes at a key time for hockey in this country and Debenhams is proud to be supporting the Olympic hopefuls as the teams prepare for London 2012.

Debenhams Trading Director, Suzanne Harlow says; “We are thrilled to be supporting such a fantastic team when sport is at the forefront of our customers’ minds”.

Suzanne Harlow continues; “We hope our partnership will raise awareness for a great sport and wish the GB Hockey teams the best of luck for this summer. Everyone at Debenhams will be cheering them on!”

The partnership was a natural choice for the retailer, following customer feedback that found hockey resonates strongly with their customers. Hockey is played in schools throughout the UK and has the most equal gender split of any sport.

Jon Cockcroft, Commercial & Membership Director at England Hockey says; “I’m delighted that Debenhams, one of the nation’s favourite retailers, has become the official formalwear supplier to the Great Britain and England hockey teams”.

“With Debenhams’ help, our international teams will look as smart and professional off the pitch as they do on it.  I’m looking forward to working together at what is an incredibly exciting time for hockey in this country.”

Laura Bartlett and Helen Richardson in Debenhams fashion shoot

Great Britain's Helen Richardson, pictured above (right) with Laura Bartlett (left), says, “Hopefully people will see from the pictures that as well as being Olympic athletes, we’re normal people working hard to achieve an incredible goal.”

As well as Richardson, teammate Laura Bartlett and men's squad members Niall Stott, Simon Mantell and Iain Lewers also posed for the launch fashion shoot.  Check out their pictures below.

Iain Lewers in Debenhams fashion shoot

Simon Mantell in Debenhams fashion shoot

Niall Stott at Debenhams fashion shoot

The men’s uniform consists of a grey Red Line suit, Red Herring shirt, tie, brogues and Merino wool knit jumper chosen from the retailer’s Spring Summer 2012 collection.

The women will be wearing a classic black Principles by Ben de Lisi shift dress and tailored jacket with Faith court shoes.

The complete uniforms are now available for customers to buy in stores nationwide and online at www.Debenhams.com.

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