Bell Ingram are the new property partner of the national women’s squad which will compete in the Commonwealth Games this summer and the deal will also help nurture Scotland’s hockey talent, encouraging girls to take up the sport.

The collaboration will see the company logo appear on the players’ shirts and at Glasgow Green on match days and Carl Warden, head of estate agency, said: “Hockey is a natural fit for our business and the reach of the national squad, not only in Scotland but also further afield, is great promotion for the brand.

“We are looking forward to seeing the squad in action this year and playing our part in supporting young talent and the next generation of hockey stars.”

Barry Cawte, CEO at Scottish Hockey, said: “Partnerships of this nature are so important for us to sustain and enhance the quality of opportunities available to our most talented athletes of all ages while attracting new people to the sport.

It’s great that we have such a high quality and established business on board, particularly one who places important emphasis on developing people.”

PICTURE: Amy Costello and Sarah Robertson (orange bib) in a tussle for the ball in training with Scotland. Both are members of the Great Britain squad. Picture by Nigel Duncan