Gloucester Rugby and Jewson end sponsorship deal
English rugby club, Gloucester Rugby, and timber and building supplier, Jewson, have announced that they will end their long-running sponsorship deal at the end of the 2012-13 season.
Jewson has been Gloucester’s main club sponsor since 2007, when it unveiled its new South Stand, now called the Mira Showers Stand.
The partnership saw the development of initiatives such as the Jewson Crossbar Challenge and Jewson Match Day Camps for young rugby supporters.
Gloucester Rugby also helped promote Jewson’s 175th anniversary in 2011 by featuring in a celebratory rugby film which gained viral status online with over 200,000 viewings.
Gloucester’s new managing director, Stephen Vaughan, commented on the partnership:“Jewson have been fantastic partners for us here at Gloucester Rugby over the past six seasons. They’ve been terrific to work with, and played a big role in the club’s development in recent times
“Although it’s sad that they will no longer be our main sponsor from next season, we’re parting on good terms and wish them every success in the future.”
Vaughan went on to say that negotiations are now underway with several potential new main sponsors: “Nigel Davies and the squad are delivering a strong season on the pitch, and I’m delighted to report that things are looking good for the club commercially as well.
“We are about to unveil financials which show that we have increased our profit year on year, and we’re one of only three Aviva Premiership clubs whose attendances have risen this season.
“We are also still in the running to host fixtures in Rugby World Cup 2015, the only rugby union club ground on the long list, and have successfully hosted a number of international fixtures here at Kingsholm in recent times.”