We’re delighted to announce our second year of sponsorship of Beeston Hockey, including an all-new initiative as the club’s official broadcast partner for live match streaming throughout the 2017/18 season.

L-R: David Griffiths (Beeston HC Director), Ollie Willars and Sam Ward, who both represent Beeston and Great Britain with Paul Judge (Air-IT Marketing Director)

Air-IT first got involved as a sponsor at Beeston Hockey last season, when we agreed to provide IT and Communication services to the club, including indoor and pitch side Wi-Fi access.

Thanks to the existing connectivity solution, we have since been able to strengthen our relationship further by supplying all the filming equipment needed to launch and enable live match coverage as the club’s Official Live Streaming Partner.

Now showing – Beeston Bees Live

The first of its kind for the sport, Beeston Hockey now show all men’s home games using Facebook Live and Match Home Network, which was founded earlier this year.

The service was initially trialled at Beeston during the men’s England Hockey cup quarter final back in May, and has since attracted millions of viewers worldwide. Speaking at the time, Match Home founder, George Constantine said:

We feel privileged to open our live streaming network with such a long-established hockey club such as Beeston HC. Beeston have a long history of innovation within the sport, and we hope that, along with the club and Air-IT, we can lead the game in quality live coverage.

George Constantine

Beeston Director, David Griffiths added:

We have worked closely with Air-IT over the past few years and streaming matches is something we’ve both wanted to do. It’s a great way to give our sponsors further exposure and allow our fans and followers to watch games when they can’t make it down to the club.

David Griffiths

As an existing sponsor, the Air-IT branding is already embedded around the grounds of Nottingham Hockey Centre, with pitchside banners and  advertising in matchday programme ‘The Stinger’.

Air IT Sponsorship advertising Beeston Hockey 2017-18 season

Air-IT’s 2017/18 season advert featuring Olympian, Sam Ward

Paul Judge, Marketing Director at Air-IT adds:

As long-standing sponsors, our sponsorship has helped raise our profile locally and now internationally through our new role as live streaming partners which has helped us get in front of millions of viewers all over the world.

We’re proud to be associated with such a prestigious club that brings world-class hockey to Nottingham.

The club has gone from strength to strength and has some exciting plans for the future, which is fantastic for the local sports community.

Paul Judge

In addition to our role as sponsor and live broadcast partner at Beeston Hockey, Air-IT are also proud to be supporting Nottingham Rugby and Notts County FC as sponsors and ICT partners this season.

You can find out more about our partnership with Beeston Hockey in the earlier article – ‘Air-IT Become Official Live Streaming Partner

Best of luck to the Bees!

We’d like to wish everyone at the club the very best of luck for the remainder of the season and look forward to watching games in person and online for the rest of the season ahead.

If you would like to tune in for a match and support the team yourself, you can do so by visiting www.matchhome.team