Ellisons Solicitors have the pleasure of sponsoring two rising hockey stars, 18-year old twins, Edward and Bertie Mortimer.

The firm decided to support their quest to get to the top of their game, by sponsoring them each 1,000, to help towards their traveling and kit expenses.

The twins, who have just finished their A levels at the Colchester Sixth Form College, currently play for Old Loughtonians Men’s’ First XI in the NOW: Pensions England Hockey League Conference East, competing against some of the best players in the country. Whilst at college they also played for the British Colleges National U19 Men’s Team.

What’s more, Bertie Mortimer is currently playing at the highest standard of junior hockey, representing his country in two 4 Nations tournaments and international fixtures over the summer and captaining the U18 National side in fixtures against Scotland.

The sponsorship Ellisons has pledged to the twins will help cover the increased costs that playing at this high level incurs, including travelling expenses, kit and funding training expenses such as coaching.

Bertie Mortimer commented on his sponsorship: ‘‘We both have the ultimate goal of representing Great Britain in the Olympic Games. The sponsorship we have received from Ellisons will help us towards this goal, as the expenses will only increase the closer we get. We’re both very thankful to Ellisons for their financial support.’’

The twins are now taking a year out from education to concentrate even more on their hockey goals, before going to university next year.