Sponsors Day Group Photo

Support Converts for St Ives Rugby

This season, St Ives RFC is experiencing a surge of support from the local community as the club continues to thrive and expand. With plans in motion to enhance the grounds and clubhouse, the aim is to provide top-notch facilities for players and visitors alike.

One of the club’s main focuses has been on developing sponsorship opportunities, which has resulted in over 30 businesses coming on board as sponsors. These businesses range from local establishments in St Ives to those in neighbouring towns like St Austell and Truro, as well as companies operating throughout Cornwall and beyond.

The club has not only solidified its position in the senior leagues but has also witnessed a remarkable growth in its youth section membership. Besides nurturing players and attracting more supporters, St Ives RFC has actively pursued new sponsorship deals while maintaining existing partnerships.

The generosity of the club’s sponsors is acknowledged, with businesses such as Sharps Brewery, Cornish Riviera Holidays, St.Ives Self Drive Boats, and many others lending their support. Corporate sponsorship opportunities range from match day hospitality to various sponsorship packages, offering businesses a chance to engage with a diverse audience and benefit from extensive brand exposure.

Russell Baragwanath, Chairman of St Ives RFC, highlighted the significant role the club plays in the town, stating:

“St Ives has a history of over 140 years of rugby, and the club has played an important role in the town – seeing players reach their potential, youth coming up through the club, families enjoying the social connections and our venue hosting events from christenings to weddings. Arguably everyone in the town has a connection to St Ives RFC – if you don’t play rugby for St Ives, you know someone who does!

“The Hakes have established ourselves in the senior leagues, whilst the youth section has grown its membership to unprecedented levels. Alongside developing our players and welcoming more supporters to our grounds, we have explored new sponsorship deals as well as consolidated existing ones. We are extremely grateful to the many businesses that have chosen to support us, which include Sharps Brewery, Ayr Holiday Park, Cornish Riviera Holidays, Elite Wealth Management, Douglas Cawley and Associates, Delve & Nankervis, JDS Properties & Developments Ltd, Polmanter Touring Park, Penwith College, Pilchard Press, St.Ives Self Drive Boats / St Ives Boat Rides, Florida Travel Comp, Aspects Holidays, CVC Solicitors, Cross Estates, St.Ives Boats, Blue Fin Charters, Greenmount Carpets, St.Ives Foot Care, Firecrest Fire Protection, Cornish Seal Sanctuary, St.Ives Self Storage, St.Ives Brewery, D A Giles, Cottage Boutique, Saints Funerals, Ross Care, Cornish Bakehouse, Smith Window Cleaning Services, St Ives Busses and MOT Test Centre, Southwest Laundry Services and Cornish Bakehouse.”

St Ives RFC provides its sponsors with a range of marketing returns, including online and social media presence, branding at the grounds, and engagement during matches. The club aims to continue nurturing current sponsors and welcomes new partners for the upcoming season.

Furthermore, sponsors enjoy hospitality and networking opportunities, such as match day packages and invitations to exclusive events. A recent Sponsors Open Day event was held, allowing sponsors to enjoy a game and reflect on a successful year of partnership with the club.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor and benefiting from the unique opportunities offered by St Ives RFC, visit their website or social media pages for more information. With a strong sense of community support and an array of sponsorship benefits, St Ives RFC looks set to build on its success and continue to thrive in the years to come.

If you would like to find out more, visit St Ives RFC’s social media or website: https://www.stivesswrfc.co.uk/become-a-sponsor

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