February 01st, 2017
Rathdown School has secured a three year sports sponsorship agreement with Merrion Fleet Management, which encompasses naming rights for a new hockey pitch and viewing stand on the school’s 16 acre site in Glenageary.
The deal is part of a broader strategy by the School’s Board to increase participation levels and reduce overall dropout rates from sport.
In addition to naming rights, the agreement sees all team jerseys across hockey, basketball and athletics, as well as pitchside signage carry the company logo. The new facility will be branded The Merrion Fleet Arena.
Commenting on the announcement, Patsy Ashe, Chair of the Board of Governors at Rathdown School, said: “It is an innovative partnership which will ensure the continued development of our sports programme for future generations.
“Rathdown has a long tradition of sporting success and we are committed to promoting the importance of physical education for young girls of all ages, while encouraging them to develop a sport for life.”
The sponsorship will be managed by the school’s Sports Committee, a voluntary body made up of parents, teachers and coaches who meet on a frequent basis to plan strategy and work on new initiatives that help and support the development of a healthy, active lifestyle for the students.
Sarah Dunn, Founding Director at Merrion Fleet Management said: “We are delighted to support the development of sport at Rathdown School, as part of our commitment to promoting the benefits of sport and physical education for young people in our local community.
"We see this as the start of an extremely positive partnership and we look forward to upcoming events at Rathdown’s new, world class hockey facility.”