Monday 3 August 2009 

Slazenger Sponsor The Bunbury Festival

July 2009 - The English School’s Cricket Association Under-15 Bunbury Festival is a key date in the cricketing calendar.

The Bunbury Festival is synonymous with spotting up and coming cricketing talent particularly since the victorious Ashes test of 2005, when it emerged that nine of the payers from the winning England squad had played at the festival in their youth. By the end of the tournament this year, an England Under-15 squad will be selected based on performances at the festival making this a focal point for youth cricket across the country.

This year top cricketing brand Slazenger are sponsoring this five day festival that brings together the country’s best young cricketers. Slazenger are committed to supporting new and up coming talent and the Bunbury festival epitomises young cricketing talent in the UK.

Sunny Singh, Sponsorship Manager for Slazenger commented: “Slazenger’s impressive cricketing heritage combined with today's range of market leading equipment makes us the brand of choice for England stars and former Bunbury Festival Players: Paul Collingwood, Matt Prior, Tim Bresnan and Adil Rashid. With the Bunbury Festival sponsorship, Slazenger looks forward to supporting the next generation of top cricketing talent for years to come."

Dr David English MBE, Founder of the Bunbury Festival 23 years ago said "We are honoured and delighted to be supported by such an important sports brand as Slazenger. Team Bunbury and Team Slazenger will become synonymous with excellence in the world of schools' cricket."

Slazenger is part of the Sports Direct International PLC group. For more information visit  www.sportsdirect.com