The Smailes Goldie Hull Pirates are pleased to announce that Hannan Consultancy Ltd (HCL) will join our sponsorship team for the 2018/19 season. It is fantastic to have attracted another great, local company to our organisation.

HCL owner, Gareth Hannan, and his family are recent fans of hockey, and have, as many before them, become hooked with this great game! We are really pleased that Gareth has decided to invest in the Hull Pirates Own & Loan as well as becoming a rink side sponsor. HCL will be advertised around the ice side and we are proud to be associated with a forward thinking company.

Gareth of HCL told us:
"My family and I have just finished our first full season as Pirates fans, I decided I wanted to do what I could, as a business, to help this fantastic team.

I am very proud to be sponsoring Matty Davies as part of the ‘Own & Loan’ initiative that has been introduced this season as well as a rink side board.

Hannan Consultancy Ltd (HCL) is about performance psychology: promoting positive mental health and education. This is done through Mental Toughness and Resilience awareness, research, coaching, conflict resolution, and private tuition. We can cater for businesses of any size, as well as individuals – in-house, or at our offices located in Grimsby. I hold a BSc in applied psychology, a post-graduate certificate in education, and I am working towards my Masters Degree in Sports and Exercise Psychology in order to enhance the services offered.

I very much look forward to building a long-term relationship with everyone involved with this great club, the next league champions!!"

Club owner Shane Smith said:
"It is fantastic that we continue to attract local companies such as Gareth and Hannan Consultancy Ltd.

Moving forward I am really interested to see how we can work together to enhance the performance of the team.

I strongly believe that the psychological aspect of sport performance is too easily overlooked. Mental toughness, resilience and effective psychological strategies are as important as physical conditioning in the modern game. "

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