Young Newport rugby stars get new kit

Young Newport rugby stars get new kit

LUCKY SHIRTS: Ryan James,(front) with Nicholas English, Michael Benjamin with Helyn English from Bellway Homes. Pics (C) Huw John(7845654)

LUCKY SHIRTS: Ryan James, Michael Benjamin, Nicholas English with Helyn English from Bellway HomesPics (C) Huw John.

First published in News

A TEAM of young Newport rugby players are enjoying their success in a new kit, thanks to Bellway Homes Wales.

Members of the Newport Schools Rugby U–15s team were brimming with pride after they won a junior tournament in France with the aid of some ‘lucky’ tour shirts donated by Bellway Homes Wales.

A total of twenty seven rising stars toured the south of France and emerged victorious after hard fought battles with top junior sides from Perpignan.

Next season’s crop of Newport Schools Rugby U–15s will also benefit from the sponsorship of Bellway Homes Wales, who have a strong association with Newport with two housing developments underway in the city at present.

Pinewood is a mixed development consisting of two, three and four bedroom houses in the central area of Alway. The new Maplewood development of 48 three and four bedroom homes sits in Langstone on the eastern edge of the city.

Outgoing Newport Schools Rugby U15s team manager Joe Crocker said: “Very many thanks to Bellway Homes Wales for their kind support.

“This kit donation was fantastic for us at a time when gaining help is difficult and continued financial support is needed to build and grow the grassroots game in Wales.”

Tim Lund, sales manager at Bellway Homes Wales, said: “Congratulations to the Newport Schools Rugby U–15s team on their achievements in France.

"Bellway Homes Wales is always happy to help community projects when we can and it’s great to see the cream of Newport’s young rugby players do well in a tournament of this standing.”

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12:54pm Wed 23 Jul 14

Loobylux says...

Last year I asked if you could put a piece in your paper about my son's rugby team who were bought a kit by a local business but was told that this was advertising and you could a picture in but not state that this business paid for it. Could you confirm why this has been done in this case. Surely you should be supporting local businesses.
Last year I asked if you could put a piece in your paper about my son's rugby team who were bought a kit by a local business but was told that this was advertising and you could a picture in but not state that this business paid for it. Could you confirm why this has been done in this case. Surely you should be supporting local businesses. Loobylux
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