Tridents Secure Silver Sponsor – Kingsbridge Private Hospital and 3FiveTwo Health Insurance

June 10, 2013 in News


The NI Tridents are delighted today to announce Kingsbridge Private Hospital and 3FiveTwo Health Insurance as the team’s Silver Sponsors for the Belfast 2013 World Police and Fire Games.  CEO Mark Regan was at the launch event at Dundonald International Ice Bowl showing the companies’ strong support for the local team.
Team Captain and Club Chairman Kyle Gordon said "We are delighted that a world class private hospital and health insurer such as Kingsbridge and 3FiveTwo have shown this level of support for the local team in the Games.  Mark and his team at Kingsbridge have been very supportive as the team has prepared for the games.  Some have joked aboiut us choosing a private hospital and health insurer as a sponsor given the sometimes lively nature of hockey.  We are hoping however that we can make it through the games without having to call on Mark and his team in a professional capacity"
Also at the event showing support in the run up to the Games was Northern Ireland’s First Minister Mr Peter Robinson who has been involved with the team since it’s inception.  Mr Robinson thanked the sponsors for their support and wished the team well in the upcoming games.  Club Chairman and Captain Kyle Gordon said, "We are honored to have the First Minister along at today’s launch to raise the profile of both the games and the team yet again.  Mr Robinson has supported the team from the very outset and has been present in the past when the team undertook charity events and we are delighted he has come along again to show his support today.  Now that the First minister is following the fortunes of the team in the games we need to be sure not to disappoint the home fans come the 25th July"

World Police & Fire Games Hots up – PwC backs Tridents Ice Hockey Team

June 6, 2013 in News

Advisors PwC, will be the major sponsor of the Northern Ireland Tridents Ice Hockey Club at this year’s World Police and Fire Games (WPFG), it was confirmed today Thursday 6 June 2013.

Northern Ireland will host the WPFG from 25th July -10th August 2013 and organisers are confident of attracting 10,000 competitors from around 70 countries. A large number of ice hockey teams from as far afield as Russia, Sweden and Canada are expected to travel to Northern- Ireland, making ice hockey one of the most popular team events in the 2013 Games. The NI Tridents Ice Hockey Club was formed in 2010 and originally comprised members of Northern Ireland’s three main emergency services; the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service(NIFRS) and the Northern Ireland Prison Service. The team now includes members of An Garda Siochana, giving the Tridents a unique first as the only all-Ireland joint emergency services sporting team on the Island. Announcing its support for the Tridents and the WPFG, PwC regional chairman, Paul Terrington, said the Games were another example of how Northern Ireland was playing to a strong global audience: More. "As developed nations face difficult economic conditions, tourism remains a potential growth sector and Northern Ireland has enjoyed a remarkable year of events and landmark activities. "The World Police and Fire games are one of the world’s biggest multi-sport events and PwC is delighted to support the event and local tourism through our sponsorship of the NI Tridents Ice Hockey Club. "Since its formation in 2010 the team has worked closely with clubs and schools, encouraging participation in sport, a love for ice hockey and an understanding of the work of the emergency services. "We’re pleased to help further those aims."

The WPFG will feature around 56 sports at 42 venues across Northern Ireland and, due to its popularity; the ice hockey tournament will start even before the official opening of the 2013 Games. The ice hockey tournament will run from 25th July – 9th August at the Dundonald Ice Bowl and Belfast’s Odyssey stadium. Welcoming the support for the Tridents, Club Chairman and Team Captain Kyle Gordon of the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: Ends. "The fact that Northern Ireland has attracted a sporting competition of the scale and calibre of the World Police and Fire Games speaks volumes for the positive way in which our country has moved forwards in recent years, and the NI Tridents are immensely proud to be involved in promoting this image of Northern Ireland to the international community through the Games. "It is a real privilege and honour for us to have been offered support from an international giant such as PwC. I thinkit speaks v:olumes for the company’s dedication to supporting and promoting sport at alllev:els in Northern Ireland. . "We are looking forward to working with PwC in raising the profile of Northern Ireland and the work of the emergency services in the run up to the Games." Notes for editors: Pic attached First Minister, Peter Robinson attended the launch of PwC’s support for the Northern Ireland Tridents Ice Hockey Club and their participation in the WPFG. The attached pic shows CL-R)First Minister, Peter Robinson, Kyle Gordon (Tridents Chairman and Team Captain) and Paul Terrington (PWCNorthern Ireland regional chairman) AboutPwC PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 180,000 people in 158 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.