National Men’s Hockey Team

Men's Hockey Team

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  • € 1,095.00 pledged
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Hi there!

We are the Irish Men’s Hockey Team aka “The Green Machine “. Having narrowly missed out on the London Olympic Games in 2012, we are more determined than ever to qualify for Rio 2016. We have been training harder than ever to ensure we get to Rio in 2016, just 18 months away.

We have decided to run a PledgeSports campaign so that we can achieve our goal of representing Ireland in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. As part of the preparation and qualification for The Games, The Green Machine, will compete in a number of key world events, the first of which is the Champions Challenge 1. This will be held in Kuantan, Malaysia from 26th April – 4th May 2014. The Champions Challenge is a key world event for us to compete in as we continue on the path of qualifying for the Olympics in 2016. Beyond that we will go on to compete in FIH World League 2 (2015; USA); FIH World League 3 (2015 Argentina / Belgium); Euro Hockey (2015 England) and FIH World League 4 (2016 India) all before the 2016 Olympics.

The cost of sending our teams to compete internationally is huge and often inhibiting, ranging from €40,000 – €60,000. We are fully committed to doing what it takes to represent Ireland at the next Olympics. We put our lives on hold to put it all in on the hockey pitch. This involves training before work, college, training and living like professionals so that when we put on the green jersey we know we can give our best. But we want more. We want the edge and that extra push to get us into the Olympics. This is why we have partnered with PledgeSports, so the funding raised can give us that extra day or weeks training and contribute to our preparation and ultimate qualification for Rio 2016.

Your support can really make a monumental difference to get us through to the next level. We appreciate every penny contributed to our campaign and are extremely grateful for every bit of help we receive. Your belief in us as a team means the world to everyone involved. When we play we will be playing for you, for the green jersey knowing that your support has made all the difference. Join us on our journey to Rio. Thank you for supporting us!

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