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Hockey stars grateful for Greenock-born businessman’s support
A GREENOCK-born businessman has pledged his financial support to two stars of Scottish hockey.
Ken Godsman is sponsoring Scotland Senior Squad Women’s Captain Kareena “Kaz” Cuthbert and Scotland Senior Squad player Robyn Collins.
Kaz, who started her hockey career at Greenock Hockey Club aged seven, boasts an impressive player CV with more than 100 Scottish caps.
The centre defender’s highlight achievements include being part of the winning 2011 European Trophy team and coming sixth in the European Championships 2015, during which she was scored a goal against England.
The 29-year-old played in the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi but was forced to miss out on Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games because of injury.
Robyn, 24, of London, is also a centre defender and tipped as a rising young player for Scotland.
She is originally from South Africa but fell in love with the sport when she moved as a child with her family to the UK and then lived in Glasgow.
Robyn won a silver medal at the Home Nations in 2010 and in 2013 was selected for Team GB at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival.
Kaz said the sponsorship by Ken’s Glasgow company, ACT Construction, comes at the perfect time for both her and Robyn as the Scottish squad is competing this year for a place in the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup.
The physiotherapist said: “The Scotland squad are focusing on some big competitions including the World Cup qualifiers, the European Champs later this year and the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.
“We need to take a lot of time off work for training, travel and competitions and the financial support is invaluable in allowing us to pursue our sport. We are very grateful to Ken and ACT.”
Ken is a long-standing member of Greenock Cricket Club and served as a board director of Cricket Scotland Ltd for 15 years.
Now living in Bearsden with his family, he said: “I’ve been involved in Scottish cricket for many years and my home side is in Greenock.
“Kaz is also from Greenock and I’ve seen her grow to become a seasoned high performance international athlete.
“I know it is difficult for hockey players to attract sponsorship and I am happy to be supporting two very deserving and dedicated athletes.”