Businesses are keen to support Milking Nook Drove club
Officials at Bourne Rugby Club are determined to do the town proud after securing a sponsorship boost.
The Milking Nook Drove side are playing at the highest level in their history after securing promotion to Midlands 3 East (South) last season.
They won for the second time this term at the weekend following a 30-12 home success over Dunstablians.
And club officials felt it was fitting that they reversed their recent fortunes with a home win in front of two of their newest sponsors.
Bourne businessmen Andrew Farmer (electrician) and Ian Green (plumber) have sponsored the first team squad with a set of waterproof tops for warming-up in before games while Chris Seggie, owner of Bourne Skip Hire, has donated an ice-bath in the form of a customised skip.
Club chairman Ted Thornburn was delighted at the interest shown by Bourne’s latest sponsors.
He said: “We’ve had a tough start to the season but the town is behind us and it’s great that local businesses are keen to support the club.
“This was always going to be a tough year but what’s been achieved over the last couple of years has shown the potential we have and it’s clear from the level of interest in the club that people recognise that.”
Captain Tom Dixon added: “It’s fantastic that people are willing to get involved and contribute in a way that makes being part of the club an even better experience.
“The players in particular feel immensely valued by the supporters they have in and around town and whether it be businesses, family or friends they are always desperate to make people proud.”
Player-coach Dave Maudsley was understandably pleased with his side’s showing at the weekend as they aim to move off the foot of the league table in the coming weeks.
He said: “I don’t want to get carried away because that would suggest our performance was unusual, but the bottom line is that is the way we can, and should, play every week.
“We know we have it in us but things haven’t gone our way so far but we have to continue working hard and we have to believe we can change that at some point.
“The pack were fantastic. They’re working hard at training and taking what they’re practising into games. They all put in a performance and it was clear that we were a much better side for it.”
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