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Leading tyre maker, Kumho Tyre Australia has announced it has extended its commitment to Hockey Australia, signing on for 2024 as a major partner for the Sport.

Kumho’s relationship with Hockey Australia commenced in 2022 and the company is proud to continue its support for the game as it head towards another Olympic campaign in Paris in 2024.

Kumho’s director of sales and marketing, David Basha said the company is excited to continue its partnership with Hockey Australia.

“Kumho admires the commitment to grassroots sport across the nation and of course the pride

We all feel in the success of the national teams on a world stage,” said Mr Basha.

“We are very proud to contribute to this and to assist Australian Hockey to grow and enjoy more success both domestically and on a World stage, particularly with Paris 2024 being just around the corner,” he added.

“Both the men’s Kookaburras and the women’s Hockeyroos are iconic sporting teams in Australia and globally,” Mr Basha said.

“Hockey Australia has had tremendous success at many Olympic Games and in Hockey World Cups over many years, both for the women’s and men’s teams  and that underlines to us the fact that the sport is well managed and structured, so we are very pleased to continue our partnership with Hockey Australia to help it achieve even more success,”

The success of the Hockeyroos women’s national team includes including Olympic Gold at Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000, along with four golds, a silver and a bronze at Commonwealth Games. The Hockeyroos have also won the Hockey World Cup, and taken the Champions Trophy six times.

The men’s Kookaburras, are the only Australian national team in any sport to have won medals at six straight summer Olympic Games, taking medals at every games from Barcelona in 1992 to London in 2012.

The Kookaburras have placed in the top four in every Olympics between 1980 and 2012, slipped to sixth at Rio in 2016, but took silver as runners up at Tokyo in 2021. They won bronze medals at Tokyo in 1964, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, and along with their recent performance in Tokyo, they also won silver medals at Mexico City in 1968, Montreal in 1976 and Barcelona in 1992.

As well as their Olympic success, the Kookaburras have won six straight golds at the Commonwealth Games since 1998, and go into the upcoming Birmingham Games as reigning champs after winning the tournament at the Gold Coast in 2018.

The Kookaburras have also won the Hockey World Cup three times in 1986, 2010 and 2014 and won the Champions 15 times since 1983.

Hockey Australia CEO David Pryles said families across Australia accumulated thousands of kilometres of driving to and from local hockey matches on weekends, state and national championships every year.

“Kumho Tyres is one of the world’s most trusted tyre manufacturers, making this partnership an excellent alignment with supporting hockey families through safety and reliability on the road,” David Pryles said.

“Kumho’s recommitment rounds off some fantastic recent commercial announcements for hockey heading into next year and build on its valued list of corporate partners,” he added

Established in 1960 Kumho entered the Australian market in the 1970s, and today has a presence across 180 countries and produces more than 68 tyres every year.