Rugby Town juniors get backing from big brands - The Rugby Observer

Rugby Town juniors get backing from big brands

Rugby Editorial 9th Jun, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

THE FUTURE of Rugby Town’s junior setup has been secured after both McDonald’s and Nike renewed their sponsorship deals with the club for another two years.

Local franchisee Glyn Pashley, who owns and operates 12 restaurants in the Midlands including two in the Rugby area, has sponsored an extra 80 kits and 30 coaching jackets for the new under 7s teams, two under 8s teams and one under 9 team for next season, as part of the McDonald’s Grassroots Community Football Programme.

McDonald’s has been a Community Partner with the FA for more than 12 years and the recently renewed four-year programme focuses on supporting accredited grassroots clubs and their volunteers to help raise the standards of football across England and improve the experience for young aspiring footballers.

“Rugby Town JFC have a fantastic ethos and it was a pleasure to meet the team and see how the young players are getting on,” said Pashley, who is a keen supporter of community football.

“It’s great to be able to help in a practical way, providing smart kits for the kids to be proud of and to support the dedicated volunteers, who give up many hours of their free time.”

The club has also secured funding from sports giants Nike to invest into their 103 coaches to help with player development.

Club chairman, Liam Coulter, welcomed both companies and their representatives for a look around the Kilsby Lane facility and said he is absolutely delighted that both McDonalds and Nike are reinvesting into the club.

“Last year we changed the structure of the club to enable the best coaches to coach the best players whilst enabling any person who wants to play football be welcome at the club.

“The interest we have seen for this coming season is phenomenal with the growth rate for season 2105/16 reaching an extra ten teams, all playing in the distinctive and unique colours of orange and white.

“Over the past few months we have had to invest into the facilities at the club to enable these teams to play football.

“Extra car parking, extra room within the clubhouse and the additional pitches currently being created. This has been vital to continue the growth and expansion of our club.”


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