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Oswestry Rugby & Community Sports Club

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Oswestry Rugby & Community Sports Club

"Shropshire Premier Community Sports Club"

Sponsorship with Oswestry Rugby Club involves a partnership which looks at actively benefiting both sponsor and community.

At our core, we are a dynamic and progressive rugby club and are most active in embracing other local sports clubs and the local community into our activities. It is a by-product of this approach that increases the exposure for our sponsors and working partners.

We work hard to maximise all exposure available to our sponsors and partners. An aspect of our progressive attitude and endeavours is to be found in our social media usage and our communications platform, which publishes regular articles and reports in the sports pages of local press. This encompasses weekly member mailshots, Facebook, Twitter and You Tube as well as our website, which is used by Oswestry Members both across the UK and internationally.

As well as the general Rugby Club Members, the clubhouse is regularly utilized by corporate clients, the general public and other sports clubs. Oswestry Rugby Club is a splendid setting for advertising opportunities and the perfect sponsorship partner for driving forward your business, promoting community, healthy living and sporting participation for children and adults.

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Oswestry Rugby Club - Club History

OSWESTRY RUGBY UNION FOOTBAL CLUB HISTORY

Oswestry is a strong soccer area. Although in England, Oswestry Town F.C. was a founder member of the Welsh F.A. in 1876 and made a significant contribution to the early national team of Wales. Within such a strong soccer area, it was difficult to establish a permanent club for rugby in Oswestry, despite brave attempts to introduce rugby to the area.

The Border Counties Advertizer reported that a rugby team from Oswestry was raised in 1900 to test a team from St. Oswald’s College, Ellesmere. The College had recently changed their winter sport from soccer to rugby and the players from Oswestry were the first opponents to test the new venture.

St. Oswald’s College is now known as Ellesmere College and has a very strong rugby tradition. Billy Beaumont, former England captain, went to Ellesmere College and played in the 1st XV – as full back! Read more ...

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Adult Teams

Oswestry Adult Teams

"Shropshire Premier Community Sports Club"

Oswestry have two adult teams: The prestigious 1st XV playing in the South Lancashire/Cheshire League, Division 2 and Our 2nd XV which contains a great mix of experience: many ex-1st XV and Colts bridging the gap between youth and adult rugby.

We are consistently developing a legacy of players who are progressing season by season, from the under 6 team right up to the 1st XV. A process which is paramount to sustaining our Club's success.

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First Team Fixtures

1st XV Fixtures - Season 2017-18

"First Team - South Lancs > Cheshire Division 2"

Match Date:

Opponent:

Venue:

Kick Off:

Sat 2nd Sep

Dukinfield

Away

3:00pm

Sat 9th Sep

Heaton Moor

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3:00pm

Sat 16th Sep

Didsbury Toc H

Away

3:00pm

Sat 23rd Sep

Orrell

Home

3:00pm

Sat 30th Sep

Wigan

Away

3:00pm

Sat 7th Oct

Liverpool Collegiate

Home

3:00pm

Sat 21st Oct

Oldershaw

Away

2:15pm

Sat 28th Oct

Marple

Away

2:15pm

Sat 4th Nov

Aspull

Home

2:15pm

Sat 11th Nov

Winnington Park

Away

2:15pm

Sat 18th Nov

Veseyans (Shield)

Home

3:14pm

Sat 25th Nov

Port Sunlight

Home

2:15pm

Sat 2nd Dec

Vagabonds (IoM)

Away

2:15pm

Sat 9th Dec

Congleton

Home

2:15pm

Sat 16th Dec

Heaton Moor

Away

2:15pm

Sat 6th Jan

Didsbury Toc H

Home

2:15pm

Sat 13th Jan

Orrell

Away

2:15pm

Sat 20th Jan

Wigan

Home

2:15pm

Sat 27th Jan

Liverpool Collegiate

Away

2:15pm

Sat 3rd Feb

Oldershaw

Home

2:15pm

Sat 17th Feb

Marple

Home

2:15pm

Sat 3rd Mar

Aspull

Away

2:15pm

Sat 10th Mar

Winnington Park

Home

2:15pm

Sat 24th Mar

Port Sunlight

Away

3:00pm

Sat 7th Apr

Vagabonds (IoM)

Home

3:00pm

Sat 14th Apr

Congleton

Away

3:00pm

Sat 21st Apr

Dukinfield

Home

3:00pm

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Second Team Fixtures

1st XV and 2nd XV Fixtures - Season 2017-18

"Second Team - North West Intermediate > Division 4 South"

Match Date:

Opponent:

Venue:

Kick Off:

Sat 2nd Sep

Knutsford 1

Home

3:00pm

Sat 9th Sep

Macclesfield 4

Away

3:00pm

Sat 16th Sep

Lymm 4

Home

3:00pm

Sat 23rd Sep

Crewe & Nantwich 3

Away

3:00pm

Sat 30th Sep

Northwich 3

Home

3:00pm

Sat 7th Oct

Whitchurch 3

Away

3:00pm

Sat 21st Oct

Sandbach 3

Home

2:15pm

Sat 28th Oct

Bowdon 3

Home

2:15pm

Sat 11th Nov

Marple 2

Home

2:15pm

Sat 25th Nov

Linley & Kidgrove 2

Away

2:15pm

Sat 2nd Dec

Winnington Park 3

Home

2:15pm

Sat 9th Dec

Moore 1

Away

2:15pm

Sat 16th Dec

Macclesfield 4

Home

2:15pm

Sat 6th Jan

Lymm 4

Away

2:15pm

Sat 13th Jan

Crewe & Nantwich 3

Home

2:15pm

Sat 27th Jan

Whitchurch 3

Home

2:15pm

Sat 3rd Feb

Sandbach 3

Away

2:15pm

Sat 10th Feb

Cup QF

Home

2:15pm

Sat 17th Feb

Bowdon 3

Away

2:15pm

Sat 10th Mar

Marple 2

Away

2:15pm

Sat 17th Mar

Cup SF

Away

3:00pm

Sat 24th Mar

Linley & Kidgrove 2

Home

3:00pm

Sat 7th Apr

Winnington Park 3

Away

3:00pm

Sat 14th Apr

Moore 1

Home

3:00pm

Sat 21st Apr

Knutsford 1

Away

3:00pm

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Junior Teams

Oswestry Junior Teams

"Shropshire Premier Community Sports Club"

Oswestry Junior section has teams from under 13’s to under 18’s with squads as large as 30 players in an age group. Rugby gets serious for these young men. It is almost a coming of age to face new challenges such as 15-a-side, scrummaging, full size pitches, competitive League and Cup competitions.

The opportunity for players to progress to County, Regional and National representation forming a very important and rewarding part of a young rugby player's development and transition to adult Rugby.

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Mini Teams

Oswestry Mini Teams

"Shropshire Premier Community Sports Club"

Oswestry Mini section has teams from under 6’s to under 12’s with squads as large at 30 boys and girls in an age group. For many a young child, Rugby is a sport that they have only seen on TV, which can be intimidating and appear exceptionally physical. For the minis, our focus is on inclusion for all, being part of a team, learning skills whilst have fun playing tag rugby.

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As a player moves up to the under 8 team they start to experience contact in the form of tackling a milestone in a young player's development. Each year as a mini player moves up an age group their rugby develops with rucks, mauls and uncontested scrums. The morals and sportsmanship inherant in rugby are passed on to, and eagerly embraced by, each and every player.

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Girls' Academy

Oswestry Girls' Academy

"Shropshire Premier Community Sports Club"

The Girls Academy is a fantastic success story for Oswestry Rugby Club. Historically, up to age 11 the girls play mixed rugby. Thereafter, there were very few options open to them, because of the lack of clubs with a girls team structure beyond age 11. We have been the shining light in Shropshire, in building a Girls' section with under 13’s, 15’s and 18’s. With over 50 registered players from all over Shropshire and even in to Wales, enabling other clubs to integrate a platform for their girls to play.

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We have had the honour of having 7 player representing Cheshire, 1 player representing North of England and 1 player representing Midlands. This year our under 18’s are playing in a National Cup, against a Premiership Academy girls' side.

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The Match Day Experience

The Match Day Experience Oswestry Rugby Club

Come and watch your local team battle to victory in a fast pace and physical sport. Oswestry offer many events on match day such as VIP lunches. We put the ladies first on ladies day and welcome all to not only enjoy the match but make a great night of it in our bar whilst enjoying the evenings' entertainment.

Or just brings the Kids or Grandchildren down to Rugby 'up close' and feel the atmosphere and tension build. You never know you could be taking a future international player to their first rugby match.

Why not go one step further and book your sibling in to be a mascot and lead the team out on to the pitch , a special day they will never forget.

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Venue Hire

Hire Our Venue

"Shropshire Premier Community Sports Club"

We have a fantastic venue which you can hire for club, parties, dinners, balls, Corporate, Christmas parties and all different types of celebrations. We have a fully licenced bar and the facilities to provide food which is the perfect foundations for every event.

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Training Times

Rugby Training Facilities and Times

"Everyone welcome - from beginners to experienced players ..."

Training is held on:

Seniors

Tuesdays 7-9pm

Colts

Thursdays 7-9pm

Girls Academy

Monday’s 7-8.30pm

Juniors 13-16 Teams

Sunday’s 10-12am

Minis 6-12 Teams

Sunday’s 10-12am

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Premier Sponsorship Packages

Premier Sponsorship Packages

"Join a group of Companies like no other"

Sponsoring Oswestry Rugby Club is a fantastic opportunity to increase your brand exposure; drive your business forward, meet new potential customers; join a group of Companies that want give something back to the community; receive tax benefits by supporting a registered Charitable Trust and want to be part of the success of Oswestry Rugby Club's 18 Teams.


Current Sponsors:

Your Company logo could be here too!

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Premier Sponsorship Packages

Main Kit & Sevens Sponsor
2 Years
£7,500 per year
• Main sponsor of Oswestry Rugby club
• Branding of 2017/18 1st XV and 2nd XV playing kit (Position: shirt front)
• Advertising banner (approx. 10m) visible from clubhouse and all areas of the ground
• 2 x 5 Match Day VIP Lunch at a home a league game
• Social media, website and press banding
• 1 x Table of 10 at the Sportsman's Dinner Kit Sponsor
Kit Sponsor(back)
2 Years
£4,000 per year
• Branding of 1st XV playing kit (Position: shirt back)
• Advertising banner (approx. 2.5m) visible from clubhouse
• 1 x 5 Match Day VIP Lunch at a home league game
• 5 x Ticket for the Sportsman's Dinner
Kit Sponsor sleeve
2 Years
£2,500 per year
• Branding of 1st XV playing kit (Position sleeve, shorts OR polo shirt)
• 2 x advertising boards (approx. 2.5m)
• 1 x 5 Match Day VIP Lunch at a home league game
Youth, Mini's Section Main Sponsor
1 Year
£15,000
• Main sponsor of Oswestry Rugby club Youth and Mini's.
• Branding of every Youth team's shirt (Position: Front Centre)
• Branding of Senior team playing kit (Position: Sleeve)
• 2 x Advertising board located on main pitch visible from clubhouse (approx.2.5m)
• Social media, website and press banding
• 1 x Table of 10 at the Sportsman's Dinner
Girls Academy Sponsor
1 Year
£5,000
• Main sponsor of Oswestry Rugby club
• Branding of every Girls' team's shirt (Position: Front Centre)
• Branding of Senior team playing kit (Position: Sleeve)
• Advertising board located on main pitch visible from clubhouse
• 1 x 5 Match Day VIP Lunch at a home league game
• 5 x Ticket for the Sportsman's Dinner
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Sponsorship Packages

"Join a group of Companies like no other"

Pitch Board
1 Year
3 Years
£500
£1400 paid in year 1
• Advertising board (approx. 2.5m)
• Website, member email newsletter and social media promotion (email and social media on request)
• Advertising board (approx. 2.5m)• Excludes board production costs (approx. £150)
Pitch Banner & Junior Festival Program Sponsor
1 Year
£1,000
• Advertising banner (approx. 10m)
• Website, member email newsletter and social media promotion (email and social media on request)
• Excludes Banner production costs (approx. £200)
• Full page programme advert at the Junior Rugby Festival
Pitch Board Sponsor & Pre Match Lunch
1 Year
£1,000
• Advertising board (approx. 2.5m)
• Website, member email newsletter and social media promotion (email and social media on request)
• Excludes board production costs (approx. £150)
• 1 x 5 Match Day VIP Lunch at a home league game
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Pitch Branding Packages

Pitch Board Advert
1 Year
£400
• Advertising board (2.5m)
• Excludes board production costs (approx. £150)
Pitch Banner Advert
1 Year
£800
• Advertising banner (10m x 1.7m)
• Excludes banner production costs (approx. £500)
Cross Bar Advert
1 Year
£800
• Advertising on cross bar nearest clubhouse
Post Pads
1 Year
£1,500
• Advertising on all main pitch post pads

Club House Branding Packages

W/C Posters
1 Year
£500
• 2 x A4 poster up 3 months in ladies & gents
Bar Front
1 Year
£1,000
• Banner on the front of the main bar on ground floor
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Player Sponsorship & Match Day Packages

"Join a group of Companies like no other"

Players Sponsorship
1 Year
£100
• Sponsor a 1st or 2nd XV player your Company name, logo and a link on out website page.
Match Sponsor Day Sponsor
1 Match
£500
• 1 x 10 match day Stand seats in the centre of the stand.
• You will receive the match ball signed by the Man of the Match , awarding Man of the Match, receive website and social media coverage and a team shirt stitched with you company name and the match date.
* Product placement at the venue for the day.
Match Ball Sponsor
1 Match
£150
• 1 x 2 match day Stand seats in the centre of the stand
• You will receive the match ball signed by the Man of the Match
Match Sponsor x 3
3 Match
£1,300
if paid in one payment
• 1 x 10 match day Stand seats in the centre of the stand.
• You will receive the match ball signed by the Man of the Match , award the Man of the Match, receive website and social media coverage and a team shirt stitched with you company name and the match date.
* Product placement at the venue for the day.
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Junior & Mini Festival Packages

Junior & Mini Festival Packages

"Join a group of Companies like no other"

This Season is a milestone to demonstrate the ambition of Oswestry Rugby Club by holding a Festival of Rugby for Mini’s on 22nd April 2018. We will have between 800 and 1200 children from potentially 20 clubs, playing matches for a day of fantastic fun and rugby. This will be the single event each team will build up to through the season to win the trophy as Festival Champions in their age group.

The event will receive local press, radio, social media and website coverage plus each car attending will receive a full program including a full editorial of the main sponsor's company. This will be one of the largest Rugby events in Shropshire and the biggest Oswestry has even staged. You will also aware all the trophies to the winning teams. Headline Sponsorship package starts from £5,000.

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Relevant Contact Details

Contact Details

Oswestry Rugby Football Club Address:

Dingley Dell, Whittington, Oswestry SY11 4AB, UK

Sponsorship

Bar & Venue Hire

Social Media

1st Captain

Juniors & Mini's

Matt Bowyer

Andy Davies

Louis Mackenzie

Andy Smith

Jonny Longfellow

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All Club Contact Information

Management Committee Show/Hide

PositionName
President: Steve Charmley     07870 280747
Chairman: Don Howell   01691 670295 07739 446565
Vice Chairman: Simon Lakin     07976 476768
Treasurer: Dave Richardson   01691 690276 07971 606250
Director of Rugby: Gareth Barrett     07808 818750
Secretary: Paul Wapshott   01691 654509  
Marketing: Dave Morris     07970 984476
Marketing: Josh Tsang     07966 789313
Senior Fixtures: Martin Ord 01691 570185 07815 127470
Junior Fixtures: Paul Garratt     07825 441808
Membership: Mike Owen     07835 485278
Sponsorship: Mike Davies     07835 485278
Safeguarding Officer: Sandra Wynn      
Player Rep: Mike Davies     07835 485278
Social Sec: Gareth Ellis     07854 048464
Social Sec: Gareth Hughes     07972 266294
1st Team Manager: Dave Morgan     07761 912645
1st Captain: Andy Smith     07791 869465
Bar Manager: Andy Davies     07891 187530
Bar Manager: Naomi Davies     07983 386819
House Grounds: John Platt     07780 964349

Club Development Show/Hide

PositionName
President: Steve Charmley     07870 280747
Chairman: Don Howell   01691 670295 07739 446565
Vice Chairman: Simon Lakin     07976 476768
Treasurer: Dave Richardson   01691 690276 07971 606250
Director of Rugby: Gareth Barrett     07808 818750
Secretary: Paul Wapshott   01691 654509  
Marketing: Dave Morris     07970 984476
Marketing: Josh Tsang     07966 789313
Membership: Mike Owen     07835 485278
Junior Chair:      
Sponsorship: Mike Davies     07835 485278
Social Sec: Gareth Ellis     07854 048464
Social Sec: Gareth Hughes     07972 266294
Facebook Coordinator: Andy Gozzer      
Website Admin: Jim Ord     +277252 39236
Twitter Admin:      
Bar Manager: Andy Davies     07891 187530
Bar Manager: Naomi Davies     07983 386819
House & Grounds: John Platt     07780 964349

Senior Playing Show/Hide

PositionName
Director of rugby: Gareth Barrett     07808 818750
Senior Fixtures: Martin Ord     07815 127470
Membership: Mike Owen     07835 485278
Player Rep: Mike Davies     07835 485278
Safeguarding: Sandra Wynn      
Club Physio: Lottie Beard     07854 110877
1st Team Manager: Dave Morgan     07761 912645
1st Captain: Andy Smith     07791 869465
1st Vice Captain: Gareth Hughes     07972 266294
Backs Coach: Andy Merrett     07807 470227
Assistant Coach: Dan Samuels     07790 559317
2nds Captain: Andy Haythorne     07780 116217
Club Position?: Gaz Ellis      
3rds Captain: Steve Charmley      
3rds Team Manager: Mark Jones      
House & Grounds: John Platt     07780 964349

Junior Playing Show/Hide

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Junior Chairman:      
Girls Chairman: Don Howell     07739 446565
Junior fixture: Paul Garratt     07825 441808

Junior Section Head Coach Show/Hide

PositionName
U6: Ian Hamilton     07980 411315
U7: Tony North     07917 845 392
U8: Jonny Longfellow     07813 129 713
U9: Matt Peterson     07970 315 197
U10: Matt Bowyer      
U11: Brett Hollywell     07786 515 184
U12: Sam Hodgson     07972 463 903
U13: Lee Rogers     07772 712 338
U14: Eddie Bowen     07866 600 783
U15: James Cope     07528 816 036
U16: Craig Richardson-Howell     07932 553 898
U17: Mike Owen      
U18: Andy Evans      
U13 Girls: Rob Kershaw     07718 072332
U15 Girls: Rob Kershaw     07718 072332
U18 Girls: Rob Kershaw     07718 072332

Junior Section Team Administrator Show/Hide

PositionName
U6: Lisa Richards     07523 139 311
U7: Ruth North     07917 844 648
U8: Ruth Longfellow      
U9: Ali Heard     07765 131688
U10: Camilla Bruce     07866 310 044
U11: Helen Jones     07717 836 543
U12: Kate Hidden     07791 006 420
U13: Jason Munro     07540 844 977
U14: Eddie Bowen     07866 600 783
U15: James Cope     07528 816 036
U16: Vicky Tonge     07973 264 587
U17: Briagha Shaw     07812 052138
U18: Briagha Shaw     07812 052138
U13 Girls: Mary-Lou Kershaw     07986 725735
U15 Girls: Mary-Lou Kershaw     07986 725735
U18 Girls: Mary-Lou Kershaw     07986 725735
Website Liaison: Martin Ord 01691 652949 07815 127470
Website Design: Jim Ord +2772 523 9236

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