DCS and Mercian support young goalkeepers

Mercian Hockey are delighted to announce that DCS Europe, the company owned by leading British entrepreneur Denys Shortt has agreed to sponsor 100 sets of junior goalkeeping kit. This will help clubs and schools fund an otherwise expensive resource and ensure that young players are suitably protected as more juniors get involved in hockey in this pre-Olympic  season.

Clubs and School wishing to take advantage of the support of DCS Europe and Denys Shortt should call Mercian on 01483 757677 or e-mail sales@mercianhockey.com. 

Denys says ‘England Hockey Board have done some great work to survey clubs and schools, identifying a consistent message that one of the barriers to entry for young players and also to clubs developing teams of young players is the cost of equipment.’

‘I have a passion for the sport and with my own hockey background and growing involvement with hockey on many levels such as the Ladykillers Hockey Club, the EHB 1908 club and the like, this opportunity was a natural fit for my companies objectives of supporting community sport and assisting people to just be able to play the game.’

 About Denys C. Shortt and DCS

In his younger days Denys was an international hockey player for England. Now he runs several businesses and has been ranked as one of Britain’s Top 10 entrepreneurs by Management Today magazine. Nowadays he is helping sports clubs in various areas – with limited finances he believes he can make a difference by providing sports equipment or websites or shirts. He is especially keen to get youngsters involved from a young age – 4 upwards.

Denys has built DCS Europe into Britain’s largest sales and distribution company for Health and Beauty brands. Annual sales are in excess of £120 million and since he started DCS sales have reached £1 billion.

Denys Shortt (founder of DCS Europe)has won: Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Director of the Year, the Growing Business Awards, Fasttrack 100 and Techtrack 100 awards.

Denys still has a strong focus on sport and is involved as a Director of Stratford Town Football Club and Chairman of Ladykillers Hockey Club. Denys works closely with Procter & Gamble who have recently sponsored the Olympics and he also helps Gillette distribute sports equipment.