Mizuno new handball sponsor

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Mizuno has been announced as the Official Partner and Preferred Footwear Sponsor of The British Handball Association in a two year partnership.

The news means that the Japanese sports brand will be providing the official competition and training footwear for the mens and womens national teams. To mark the sponsorship, both teams will be launching Mizunos new handball specific shoe, the Wave Stealth, developed from research carried out with elite handball players from across Europe. During an exciting period in the international handball calendar, the next two years will not only see the European and World Championship qualification campaigns but more importantly the worlds best teams battling it out at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. We are absolutely delighted to be teaming up with the British Handball Association during what will no doubt be an exciting 2 years of international handball, said the European Sport Promotions & Communications co–ordinator for Mizuno Europe, John Hooper. Handball is a rich part of Mizunos heritage that we are extremely proud of and we hope that the brands ongoing technical expertise and support of the British teams will give them every chance of Olympic success next year. British Handballs CEO Paul Goodwin said: It is vital that our athletes have the best possible equipment in order to achieve their greatest potential on the court and to avoid injury. We will be competing with some of the best handball teams in the world at the London 2012 Olympic Games, so it is fitting that our athletes have a world class brand in Mizuno to support them. Well known for crafting revolutionary, high performance footwear, Mizuno remains committed to a number of long–standing sponsorships and continues to build an impressive portfolio within the sport of handball. This family of esteemed handball properties include German Bundesliga team TBV Lemgo, the Norwegian national team and Norwegian star player Kristian Kjelling who plays for AaB HÃ¥ndbold.

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