Volleyball Ireland’s international Women’s team has secured the backing of a new sponsor and will be hoping to give an immediate return through competing live today in Luxembourg as part of the Small Countries Championships that take place today.

WED Consulting has committed to becoming the Women’s Team Sponsor for 2019, the first time a commercial sponsor has come on board with the team and a real boost for the sport ahead of hosting an Olympic Qualifier here next month.

The Dublin based consultancy firm specialises in project management on development and construction projects in Ireland and abroad.

“We are thrilled to be involved with Volleyball Ireland in one of the most exciting team sports there is,” said Managing Director Kevin Murphy.

“We see great potential for the sport in Ireland and we look forward to supporting the development of Irish Volleyball at an International level in the years ahead.”

“As a company involved in construction projects across the world, we see where a team’s enthusiasm and energy are key to the success of a project. We witnessed this enthusiasm and energy in the Women’s team during their preparation for the Championships starting today.”

“We wish the team, and the wider Volleyball Ireland team, every success in exceeding their goals in the days and years ahead.”

Ireland get their campaign underway today against the Faroe Islands at noon Irish Time before taking on Scotland at 5 pm. The competition also sees Greenland, Northern Ireland and hot favourites Luxembourg competing. The games will be streamed live through the Federation Luxembourg Volleyball facebook page.

“I’m delighted to have WED in place as our Senior Team sponsor,” said Gary Stewart, “

“We are putting in place development structures that will create a pathway from participation to performance but to do that needs support and having an Irish company providing that help is a key part of the jigsaw.”

It’s a big few weeks for Volleyball Ireland with the Beach Volleyball Continental Cup, part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualification pathway coming to Bettystown over the June Bank Holiday. Eight Teams from across Europe will be competing.

Join us again next week for the announcement of the main headline sponsor for the event.

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