We are pleased to be sponsoring Ipswich Rugby Club throughout the 2017/18 season. Ipswich is the fourth oldest open rugby club in the world, having been established in 1870. Nowadays it has thriving mini, youth and both women’s and men’s adult sections, with three senior teams being led by the first XV who this season will play in the London 2 North East League.
Sunday mornings at Humber Doucy Lane are a hive of activity, with hundreds of children being taught the art of this noble game every week under the watchful gaze of an army of experienced coaches and ex-players. Our Chief Investment Officer, Henry Gaskin, coaches his son and his friends in the under-9s.
The club is delighted to have appointed a new coaching team this season, led by the hugely experienced Nick Greenhall, who is an innovative and progressive coach with a local and national reputation. Nick’s mandate is to bring further success to the senior teams, whilst directing and developing the coaching structure across the club, and is clearly enthused about the future.
Managing Director Steve Girling commented, “Ipswich Rugby Club has not only a great tradition but clearly also has exciting times ahead. The club is a hub for the local community, and we are very pleased to be supporting them in their growth. We hope to be cheering them on to success on the pitch this season, and with offices in both Ipswich and Norwich we look forward to the matches with Norwich with particular relish!”
More information on the club can be found at www.ipswichrugby.com