USA Field Hockey Names STX as Official Apparel Provider
3 Apr, 2017
Agreement Extends Through 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
USA Field Hockey and STX jointly announced a brand new partnership that will include design and development of all on-pitch and off-pitch apparel through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
As the official apparel provider to the national governing body of the sport of field hockey, the STX brand will make its return to the Olympic Games in competitive apparel. STX will also work closely with USA Field Hockey on the provision of sideline and training apparel while outfitting all national teams, at all levels, for the next four years.
"This is a significant partnership between two of the largest entities in the sport, in the United States," said Ed Saunders, STX Director of Marketing. "We are deeply honored to have been selected to support our national teams in their pursuit of continued success and elevation on the international stage. It's an exciting time for field hockey in the United States, and we couldn't imagine not doing our part in empowering higher performance for USA Field Hockey."
USA Field Hockey debuted its first set of STX uniforms when the U.S. Men's National Team took the pitch at the FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in Trinidad and Tobago and the U.S. Women's Nation Team will wear the new kit at The Hawke’s Bay Cup in New Zealand.
“We are delighted to partner with STX on our national team uniforms,” said Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey’s Executive Director. “STX is committed to growing the game with USA Field Hockey and share the hockey community’s ambition for Team USA.”
STX has spent the last two years developing an elite level, field hockey specific on-pitch uniform with its English Premier League partners, which will serve as the foundation for ongoing product development with the U.S. National Team programs.
"We are very excited to continue the advancement of our competitive performance apparel program through our partnership with USA Field Hockey," according to Carrie Macioce, STX Category Brand Manager. "Working closely with athletes at the next level will strengthen our understanding of how we can build better products to serve their specific needs on the hockey pitch."
About USA Field Hockey: USA Field Hockey is the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. USA Field Hockey is committed to providing opportunities for our 25,000 members to participate, develop and excel as players, coaches, umpires and administrators. The U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams strive for competitive excellence in Olympic, Pan American Games, World Cup and other International competitions. USA Field Hockey is a proud member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Hockey Federation. For more information, visit usafieldhockey.com.
About STX: STX is a global sporting goods leader in the sports of lacrosse, field hockey and ice hockey. With its 1970 introduction of the first synthetic lacrosse head, STX ushered in the “modern era” of what is now the fastest growing team sport. Based in Baltimore, the home of lacrosse, STX has been universally recognized for innovation in product design and development. STX continues to strive for new performance standards in sporting goods equipment at the highest levels of competition. For more information, visit www.stx.com.