Partnering opportunity

An Irish company who manufacture a children's hockey stick seeks distributors for foreign markets


An Irish company has designed a new innovative starter hockey stick for younger children and seeks distributors to take the product to foreign markets. This product is soft and made of a foam type material, but fully functional to develop the passion to play hockey. It is a light and soft hockey stick designed for safety and skill development from a young age.

Partner sought

This small Irish company seeks a partner that will help them with getting their product to all foreign markets, with the UK and Benelux markets being of particular interest. As the product is a hockey stick aimed at young children, connections to sports clubs, the education and pre-school sectors and toy outlets are desirable.


This Irish company had previously designed an innovative piece of sports equipment for younger children. The product is soft and made of a foam type material, but fully functional to develop the passion for games. From this concept, a lighter, softer hockey stick has been designed for safety and skill development in young children. This product is suited to the under 5 age group and is already available on the home market. The company now wants to bring this product to foreign markets and seeks distributors with connections to sport outlets, toy outlets, clubs and the education sector internationally. The company seeks to make connections outside Ireland to increase sales and facilitate a move into new market areas. The United Kingdom and Benelux countries are of particular interest to this company.

Advantages and innovations

* The hockey stick encourages the children to develop the passion for hockey from a young age. *It allows them to play like there are no rules. *They can play in a safe manner inside or outside without injury. *Suitable for small children and those with special needs. *The product has appeal as a toy and as a sport development aid for children under 5.

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