The Thakeham Lion!
21st July 2016
Horsham Rugby Club is looking forward to wearing the Thakeham Lion! We are delighted to support Horsham Rugby Club as the Club’s new main sponsor for a three year term.
In its first main sponsor change in five years, Horsham Rugby Club is looking forward to a bright future with Thakeham. The new Club shirts are on order, proudly showing the Thakeham logo, a lion’s head. The new rugby shirts will be worn by the 1st XV, 2nd XV and every mini age group from Under 7s up to Under 12s – it is hoped they will all be inspired by the strength and pride signified by Thakeham’s logo.
“Sponsorship is Vital”
Horsham Rugby Club’s Vice Chairman and Commercial Manager Richard Ordidge said: “Sponsorship is vital to the Club; it helps us fund the maintenance and improvement of our facilities, which is essential as we strive to run a successful and respected rugby club. We have a strong responsibility to our members and are keen to attract local talent of all ages.
“In the last couple of years, we have embarked upon an ambitious project to improve our facilities, including our changing rooms which are 44 years old! The new changing rooms will be more welcoming and spacious, meet modern standards, and will have improved male, female and disabled facilities.”
Horsham Rugby Club will be celebrating its 89th year and has been playing at its current site since 1972. With well over 600 members, the Club plays an essential role in the local community, with three Senior teams and 11 Mini, Junior and Colts age groups.
The Club is in a strong position. Having both been promoted in 2015/16, the 1st XV and 2nd XV consolidated their league positions in London 2 South East and Sussex 1 last season, with the 1st XV winning the Bob Rogers Cup for the third year in succession. The Club is now looking to increase in strength and in skill, ready for a promotion push into London 1 South over the next few years.
The league season starts at home to Beckenham under new captain Tom Johnson on 10th September followed a week later by a trip to face Sussex rivals, Hove.
Horsham Rugby Club’s Vice Chairman and Commercial Manager Richard Ordidge said “We are delighted to announce that Thakeham will be the main sponsor of Horsham Rugby Club for the next three years. As the leading rugby club in North Sussex, Horsham RUFC is the perfect partner to provide a platform to help Thakeham build on their reputation as a builder of stylish and quality new homes in the South East. It has been clear from the outset that we share similar values and a passion for rugby.”
Thakeham wishes Horsham Rugby Club every success for the season ahead.