Kia hopes to drive England Women to Ashes success

Monday, 12 August 2013

  • Kia supply pro_cee'd GT models to England Women's team
  • Women's Ashes First Test Match underway at Wormsley Cricket Ground

Kia Motors (UK) Limited has partnered with the England Women's Cricket team, providing the players with the all-new pro_cee'd GT during the Women's Ashes Series which runs until the end of August. The deal marks the first ‘standalone' sponsorship arrangement for the team.

A great summer of cricket is gathering pace with the England men's team having retained the Ashes at the Emirates Old Trafford last week, and the women's team beginning their quest to regain the Women's Ashes urn.

Paul Philpott, President and CEO of Kia Motors (UK) Ltd, commented upon the partnership: "We are delighted to provide the Women's team with the pro_cee'd GT during this Women's Ashes Series.  

"We already have strong links to cricket, with our long-term sponsorship of Surrey CCC and the Kia Oval - we are proud that we can now ensure that the women's team can get to and from their all-important matches in a suitably sporting style. We wish them all the best for the Women's Ashes Series.

England Women's captain Charlotte Edwards said: "It's a great boost for the team that Kia have come on board for this Women's Ashes Series. We hope that it's the start of a great relationship.

The Women's Ashes Series comprises of one Test match (currently underway), three NatWest Women's One-Day Internationals and three NatWest Women's International Twenty20 matches. Points will be allocated to each format - the winners of the Test match will be appointed six points and two points for the winner of each limited overs match. The team that accrues the most points across all formats will win the Women's Ashes Series and be presented with the Women's Ashes trophy.

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Notes to Editors:

England Women's Ashes Series fixtures

August 11th - 14th Test match Wormsley Cricket Ground, Buckinghamshire 11:00am
August 20th 1st NatWest ODI Lord's 10:45am - live on www.youtube.com/ecbcricket
August 23rd 2nd NatWest ODI The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground. Hove 10:45am
August 25th NatWest ODI The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground. Hove 10:45am
August 27th 1st NatWest T20I The Ford County Ground, Chelmsford* 7:00pm
August 29th 2nd NatWest T20I Ageas Bowl, Southampton*+ 2:15pm
August 31st 3rd NatWest T20I Emirates Durham ICG*+ 10:15am

*Televised match
*+ Televised ‘double-headers' with England men

More information about women's cricket, including where to buy tickets, can be found at www.ecb.co.uk/englandwomen

James Woodroof                     ECB PR Manager
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