Hospital da Luz Coimbra Sponsors Académica Hockey
Hospital da Luz Coimbra became the main sponsor to the senior team of Associação Académica de Coimbra Hockey Section (SH/AAC), for the season 2018/2019. The protocol between the two institutions, establishing healthcare providing to the roller hockey teams, was signed on October 12 by Cristina Oliveira, president of SH/AAC, and Pedro Beja Afonso, manager of Hospital da Luz Coimbra (both at the centre, in the photo above, together with players Diogo Graça, on the left, and Gonçalo Oliveira, on the right).
“In this new season, we wish to maintain our 1st division girls’ team in the lead of the national championship and our senior men’s team in the race for the top positions on 2nd division. We will continue to work intensively with the initial echelons, where the support of entities such as Hospital da Luz Coimbra is decisive”, explains the president of the club, adding: “we are driven by the strong will to provide the city with a sportive offer of quality, mainly viewing young people, in order to promote the practice of physical activity”.
Pedro Beja Afonso stresses that this partnership “is justified not only for the support to young people, encouraging the practice of sport, but also for seniors, that may find in Hospital da Luz Coimbra a differentiated and highly specialized offer of services and health professionals”. Including 150 athletes, nine roller hockey teams, from initiates to seniors (male and female), and three groups of figure skating, Académica hockey section is recognized by a strong presence at local and national level.