News Thanet Roadrunners AC Sponsorship Assists Rising Hockey Star from Thanet! Thanet Roadrunners AC Sponsorship Assists Rising Hockey Star from Thanet!


Report by Ian Lockyer
2013-09-29 18:08:17

Thanet Roadrunners AC Sponsorship Assists Rising Hockey Star from Thanet!

Over the past 3 years Thanet Roadrunners AC have been granting bursaries to promising athletes from all sporting disciplines from across the island.  The purpose of the funding is to assist these potential sports stars of the future with equipment or finance for training camps.

One promising youngster who the club have supported is hockey player, Isaac O’Connor from Ramsgate.  This year Isaac has achieved a huge personal goal of playing Hockey at international level for the England U18 Men’s team.  Isaac also plays for Canterbury Men’s 1st team in the Hockey Premiership.

Isaac first started playing hockey when he was 12 for Cliftonville, playing for the team for two years. He then moved to Canterbury Hockey Club to develop his hockey to a more competitive level. He has played at Canterbury ever since and is currently starting his second year in the premier league.

Isaac said, ‘For the last two years Thanet Roadrunners has been generous enough to sponsor me. It has been a very helpful and has allowed me to get the equipment I need’.

Thanking Thanet Roadrunners for their sponsorship, Isaac said. ‘Thanet Roadrunners AC has helped me raise the funds for several years now, they are consistent and I like what they do. I’m sure I would struggle with buying the equipment if I didn’t have Roadrunners to sponsor me.   This year I have used the money to spend it on shoes, which I needed desperately as my other shoes are starting to get holes in!

He added, ‘This support has been immensely important to my hockey’.

So what does the future hold, Isaac said, ‘What would be great would be to represent Great Britain in the Olympics.  Tokyo 2020 or even Rio if I do well’. 


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