A leading civil engineering firm has extended its more than decade-long partnership with a local rugby club by sponsoring its training kit.
Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK has been unveiled as the lead sponsor for Clwb Rygbi Rhuthun’s contact training kit for this season.
The partnership continues the company’s long-standing connection with the club, which includes Jones Bros lending some of their civil engineering expertise to complete renovations on the club’s third team pitch.
John Palmer, Clwb Rygbi Rhuthun funding co-ordinator, said: “One of the items we didn’t have sponsorship on was our contact tops and Jones Bros kindly stepped in to do that.
“It’s been great, they’ve always been very supportive and it’s really important for a club like us, run by volunteers, to get sponsorship like this from a major local business.
“A lot of Jones Bros employees may well have played for Ruthin or have relatives who do.”
Ruth James, Jones Bros director, said: “As a local family-owned firm, we believe it is important to support the communities in which we live and work.
“We are really pleased to continue our partnership with Clwb Rygbi Rhuthun and wish them all the best for the new campaign.”
Re-formed in the 1960s, Clwb Rygbi Rhuthun boasts more than 350 players across 10 teams, ranging from under-7s to the senior squad.
Club chairman Lee Sanderson added: “Jones Bros are a valuable and long-term sponsor of Clwb Rygbi Rhuthun and we are very grateful that they are sponsoring our new contact/training tops for our senior teams.
“Our players, coaches and supporters are very appreciative of Jones Bros sponsorship and that of the many other local firms and individuals who support the club.”
Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros is now being run by the second and third generations of the founding family and employs more than 350 people.
The family-owned firm has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years, with many of its senior management having started out in apprenticeship and trainee roles.
It works on projects including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, renewable energy, and flood and marine defence projects around the UK.