Last year Sandown & Shanklin finished the shortened season in fifth in Hampshire Premier, a season after finishing in second place and suffering narrow defeat in the London South West Three play-off.
WightFibre’s role as the club’s new principal sponsor will ensure the club has the means to fight for honours, and promotion in the London leagues. The sponsorship deal will mean that the company’s logo will take pride of place on shirts, post-protectors, fixture board, and signage around The Fairway ground.
Gregor Dean, Club Captain of Sandown & Shanklin RFC, and sponsorship lead for the club said:
“It’s hugely important for us to secure sponsorship because running a rugby club is an expensive business. The kit alone is renewed each year and this is very expensive.
“Having WightFibre as principle sponsor will help enormously. It is hugely rewarding to work in partnership with a company which also has a mind for community involvement and with its backing we are aiming to continue growing the Club, not only with the 1st XV but with the impressive 2nd XV and supporting Vectis RFC, the Island’s youth section.”
John Irvine, CEO of WightFibre adds:
“Sandown & Shanklin RFC is a great community rugby club. WightFibre is delighted to do our bit to support the club and the development of rugby on the Island for young and old.”