Westfield Health recognised as ‘A Game Changer’ at national sports awards
Westfield Health has been recognised for its sponsorship of women’s basketball team, the Sheffield Hatters, by the prestigious Women’s Sport Trust.
The leading health and wellbeing company has been Highly Commended in the Brand/Sponsor Partnership of the Year category of the Trust’s #BeAGameChanger Awards.
The awards recognise extraordinary examples of individuals, teams, initiatives and organisations making a significant difference to women’s sport.
Westfield Health CSR Executive, Angela Bullivant said: “We are extremely proud to be recognised by the Women’s Sport Trust.
“Only two shortlisted nominations across all nine Awards have been recognised with the Highly Commended status so it is a real honour.
“Our values have always aligned with those of the Westfield Health Sheffield Hatters, championing health and wellbeing and recognising how sport can change lives.
“We have been name sponsors of the Hatters for five years now and the achievements of our partnership has taken many forms.”
Westfield Health began sponsoring the Hatters in 2011 when the team was celebrating its 50th anniversary. The team became the Health365 Hatters to reflect an online health plan offered by Westfield Health at the time.
The Hatters scored a new look on the court – as well as a new trophy – in 2014 when the team’s strip was transformed to incorporate the health company’s stand out orange and white colours. Just weeks after unveiling their new kit, the Division One team clinched the League Cup.
In 2015 the Hatters made history by winning the first ever Women’s British Basketball League Trophy, adding to an impressive year also winning the League and WBBL Playoffs. The Hatters successfully defended the Trophy the following year. The Hatters very own Stephanie Gandy was also the leagues very first Molten WBBL Player of the Season in 2015 and home-grown talent Georgia Gayle winning the Molten WBBL Young Player of the Year in 2016.
Betty Codona OBE, Chair and former head coach of the Hatters, said: “Westfield Health really has been a game changer for us, we wouldn’t have been able to have achieved everything we have without their support over the years. It is a special company which can recognise the value of being associated with women's sport and Westfield's continued support of the Hatters has demonstrated how special they are.”