THE Scotland men’s hockey squad received a boost as financial advice firm Campbell Thomson was announced as the team’s new back of shirt sponsor.

The independent Scottish adviser was revealed to have come on board to support the men as part of a three-year contract.

The announcement came just as Scotland men travelled to Antwerp to compete in the EuroHockey Championships, where they are due to take on the Netherlands, Germany and Ireland in Pool B of the tournament.

Campbell Thomson’s managing director Stewart Thomson said: “Campbell Thomson is delighted to be in a position to support the Scottish Men’s Hockey team with this sponsorship.

“It is a very exciting and successful time for the Blue Sticks and Campbell Thomson look forward to the team achieving more success on the field through their teamwork, hard work and skills, all values we mirror at Campbell Thomson.”

Scottish Hockey CEO David Sweetman said: “This is a very exciting partnership and I’m thrilled that Campbell Thomson has invested in the Scotland men’s national team. The partnership will be a great support to the men’s squad on the international stage, with an exciting long-term future ahead, as the squad get started in a massive tournament in Antwerp.

“It’s a very exciting time for hockey in Scotland, and for the men’s team on their return to the top division of European hockey. They’ve had an exceptional last couple of years. This sponsorship has provided the team with a real boost heading into the tournament in Antwerp.”

At the championships, Germany will be Scotland’s first opponents when they meet today at 12:30pm UK time.

Tomorrow, Scotland play Ireland at 2.45pm before taking on the Netherlands at 5pm on August 20.

All matches will be shown live on the BBC and EuroHockey TV.

The team has had an exceptional last few years where they have won EuroHockey Championship II and had their highest ever finish at a Commonwealth Game.

The Campbell Thomson logo will be placed on the back of the men’s shirt for the first time at the EuroHockey Championships.