For the fifth consecutive year, Eastleigh-based Hendy Mazda has announced it will be an official sponsor of the Hampshire Cricket team.
To celebrate the partnership, the club invited Hendy Mazda to a special event at The Rose Bowl to meet its players and the newly appointed commercial director, Zac Toumazi.
Hendy Mazda’s successful tie in with Hampshire Cricket has been recognised by Mazda Motors UK, which has joined forces with the dealership as a co-sponsor.
Hendy Mazda took the opportunity to introduce the team to the Mazda6, Mazda6 Estate and Mazda CX-7, which the players will have full use of during the season.
The players attending the launch included: Sean Ervine, Dimitri Mascarenhas, manager Giles White, Friedel de Wet, Simon Jones, Kabir Ali, Nic Pothas and Jimmy Adams.
“As a big supporter of the game, it was great meeting the Hampshire lads again before the new season,” said Hendy Mazda franchise director Ian Mullen.
“It’s a real pleasure and privilege to be sponsoring cricketers of this calibre and for them to drive our range of Mazda models.”
Mazda Motors UK aftersales director Steve Jelliss said: “Hampshire is part of the cricketing elite, and we’re absolutely delighted to have an involvement with the club’s ongoing success story. Mazda is a keen supporter of sports which portray our core brand values – stylish, insightful and spirited.”
As a way of commemorating the 2011 sponsorship and thanking Hendy Mazda for its ongoing support, the Hampshire Club handed over a special framed T-shirt, signed by the entire cricket team.