Jewson Ends Long-Term Sponsorship of Gloucester Rugby
By Community | January 15, 2013
Jewson one of UK’s leading supplier of sustainable timber and building materials has announced it has ended one of the longest running sponsorships in rugby with Gloucester Rugby.
Jewson joined forces with Gloucester, medstore as the Aviva Premiership club prepared to unveil its magnificent new South Stand, now called the Mira Showers Stand, in time for the 2007-8 season.
The ensuing years have seen the partnership go from strength to strength, as Gloucester have enjoyed one of the most exciting periods in their history, with the Jewson logo proudly adorning the players’ shirts.
Jewson have also been an integral part of the match day experience at Kingsholm, through initiatives such as the Jewson Crossbar Challenge and Jewson Match Day Camps for young rugby supporters.
The first Jewson branch opened in 1836, and Gloucester Rugby were delighted to help promote Jewson’s 175thanniversary in 2011 by featuring in a celebratory rugby film which gained viral status online with over 200,000 viewings.
However, Gloucester’s new Managing Director, Stephen Vaughan, today confirmed that Jewson will not be renewing their sponsorship at the end of 2012-13.
“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 confirmed that negotiations are already underway with several potential new main sponsors, and that it’s a good time for interested parties to become involved with the club.
“Gloucester Rugby is one of the most famous clubs in rugby union, and we’re in a strong position on and off the field.
“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.
“The future here at Gloucester Rugby is very bright indeed.”