Asheley Down Old Boys RFC Ladies seek sponsorship for a new kit for the up coming season.
Ashley Down Old Boys are nearly at the end of our first ever season which has been a huge success. From 10-12 ladies joining at our launch day last August, more joining up in September for the start of training we now have a fantastic 27 ladies on our books training every week. We are going from strength to strength and hoping to grow even more next season with a view to entering a league the season afterwards.
Except for a handful, most of our ladies had never set foot on a rugby pitch before September. The progress the team has made has been absolutely amazing to see and we’ve had a great deal of support from our male seniors counterparts in training and coaching us.
Ashley Down Old Boys had a total of five fixtures against Avonmouth, Aretians and Clevedon of which we won two. For a completely novice team competing against established teams we are hugely proud of our our wins. After losing 55-0 in our first game against Avonmouth at home we were determined to put some points against them in our away game to them and hold them to less of a points difference. When we met them at their own ground we were defeated once again but we met our goals for the game; we put 5 points against them and reduced the points difference with Avonmouth scoring 27. The last 10 minutes of the game were fiercely contested with Avonmouth twice getting within 5 metres and being denied a final try in the game.
Our first away game against Aretians was our first win at 22-10 to us. A game riddled with big injuries to both teams, each side fought to the very end. Quite a forward heavy game, our first try was scored by Sophie Milanes one of our second row who managed to break away and throw herself over the try line.
Our game at home to Aretians was another massively physical slog with the additional battle of rain and high wind. This game was abandoned at half time due another set of big injuries to both teams, taking one of our props out for the rest of the season. We were losing 10-5 at the time it was called off but we had a lot of possession and we think we would’ve taken that game if it ran to full length.
Lastly, our recent final game on Friday 12th April was against Clevedon And the ladies were determined to close out the season on a high. Clevedon were a brand new opponent which meant that the nerves were high but we had home field advantage. For the first 20 mins before a stoppage for an injury to one of our Ladies, we absolutely dominated possession and came very close to getting over the line several times. The confidence from here just grew and grew and the team felt more organised; we managed to get the backs much more involved than before. The team were totally joined up and communicating well, culminating in a 12-10 win to us in a very closely fought match. Yet again in the closing 10 minutes of the game Clevedon never stepped further back than about 5 metres from the try line but we held them back solidly to deny them a last minute win.
All in all it’s been a great season and we have had high praise from all of our opposing teams for being very tough competitors beyond what our combined playing experience would suggest.
Ashley Down Old Boys RFC are now currently in our 3rd season.
Sports, rugby, male, female, 18-60
Key Dates and Timings
Sponsorship required for new season to get kit for September. In need of a new kit before the start of the season.
Specific Opportunity Details
Local newly formed ladies team. In our 3rd year we are an exciting team, open to all playing abilities from beginners to experienced players!. Attached to well established highly regarded club. We have Facebook and Instagram presence. Where we are able to promote your business through to our fan base.
Features and Benefits
Depending on amount sponsored, would be the main sponsor and logo on our new kit
Majorlift Hydraulic Equipment
£800-£1000 cash investment