In 2012 Berlei signed a 4 year deal to become the Official Sports Bra Supplier to England Hockey and Great Britain Hockey, and became sponsor of the Back to Hockey scheme. Since the partnership began, Berlei has worked hard to ensure all team members of the England Hockey and Great Britain Hockey squads are provided with the best sports bras possible, and educated about the importance of wearing a supportive and correctly fitting sports bra during exercise.
Through the Back to Hockey programmes Berlei has targeted women who are just starting, or getting back into, hockey. We have also commenced an educational programme with schools to ensure they are covering all generations of women. These generations, as opposed to those who are already partaking in sports, are those who don't realise the irreversible damage that not wearing a sports bra can create.
To find out more about the importance of wearing a sports bra, click here >
The International Women's England Hockey squad consists of 30 players who, between them, have won prestigious medals in international championships. Achievements include a silver medal in the 2013 EuroHockey Championships, a silver medal in the 2012 Champions Trophy and a bronze medal in the 2011 EuroHockey Championships.
To find out more about England Hockey, click here.
Put simply, the Great Britain Hockey team is a combination of the best English, Welsh and Scottish hockey players to create an ultimate squad for the Olympic Games. The Great Britain Hockey team last competed in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where they won a bronze medal.
To find out more about the teams and the players you can head to Great Britain Hockey here >
Back to Hockey is a programme created by England Hockey with the intention of re-introducing women back into hockey. Back to Hockey is a great way for women to exercise as part of a team with a focus on fun, fitness and friendship and is available to all women, whether they have played hockey before or not. Each Back to Hockey session aims to help you to relearn, refresh and replay the game and provide you with opportunities to continue to play, whatever your fitness or ability, whether for fun or as part of a competitive team.
Back to Hockey is a continuous programme which runs in 6 to 8 week blocks. To find out more about more and find information on your local Back to Hockey programme visit the website here. All Back to Hockey members will receive a 30% discount on all Berlei sportswear.
Last year Berlei won a full sweep in the Women's Running Awards Sports Bra of the Year 2013 by achieving a Gold for our Fit Crop Top, a Silver for our innovative Aqua Trek Crop Top and a Bronze for our best selling Running Bra. In addition to these medals our Aqua Trek Crop Top won Silver in the 'Best Innovation' category! Whether you're looking for a gym crop top, yoga-wear, triathlon-wear or an every day sports bra, we can help. You can view all of our sports bras here, plus there's currently up to 60% off!