American craft beer Fordham has lent a hand to Britain’s beach volleyball Olympic hopefuls.

Importer Heathwick is sponsoring Zara Dampney (left) and Shauna Mullin as they bid to qualify for this summer’s tournament.

The deal is part of a £225,000 investment Heathwick is making in Fordham over the next 18 months via its ‘Try Something New’ marketing campaign.

Graham Richardson, general manager of Heathwick, said: “There’s going to be a real buzz around beach volleyball in London and right across the UK this summer, with the Olympics giving this fresh and exciting sport a high profile.”