Wathall’s Promotes Teamwork Through Youth Rugby Sponsorship
Family-owned Wathall’s funeral directors with branches in Ashbourne, Derby, Alvaston, Borrowash and Burton, have sponsored Ashbourne RFU’s under-12s team for the coming season.
Since sporting the new kit provided by the company under the sponsorship deal – the squad of 22 young players have been undefeated in their Sunday morning friendly fixtures against other youth teams in Derbyshire and Staffordshire.
Bec Wathall, sixth generation of her family to work in the business and PA to managing director Helen Wathall, visited the team to present them with their new kit.
She said: “We have a long association with sport in Ashbourne including the annual Shrovetide Football and were delighted when the rugby club approached us to support the under 12s squad as they embark on their playing journey.
“Clubs such as this provide positive activities for young people promoting self confidence, communication and teamwork. We hope that they continue on their winning streak but, more importantly, that they enjoy taking part and the fitness and health benefits that team sports bring.”
Coach Simon Hellaby concluded: “We are very grateful for Wathall’s sponsorship which ensures that costs are kept to a minimum for families and that the club can be as inclusive as possible.
“The players are thoroughly enjoying the season so far and we are hopefully nurturing the next generation of senior players to represent Ashbourne in the future.”