Sponsorship boost for Carrick rugby team

The Carrick Rugby boys who will be going on tour to Italy.
The Carrick Rugby boys who will be going on tour to Italy.

The Carrick Rugby Under 18s team have received a significant boost towards their plans for a tour of Italy next year.

Ayr based firm Drainklear have sponsored them to the tune of £750 whilst they have also been given £200 by James Craig of Craig Wilson Livestock Auctioneers.

And well known bus operator Keenan of Ayr have agreed to help transport the team to and from Edinburgh Airport.

Director of DrainKlear John Thomson said: “My foreman manager’s son plays in the team and brought in the sponsor sheet and it caught my eye.

“A lot of the engineers here are from the Carrick area and we just agreed to sponsor them.

“We initially agreed to sponsor them at the bronze level of £500 but decided to top that up with an extra £250 to help them out with travel, kits and accomodation.

“I’m keen to promote sport in the local community and this seemed like an ideal project to get involved in.

“I’ve also helped out the organisers by passing on contacts at the local authority to see if there is anyway they can get funding through there.”

The organisers of the trip would also like to say thanks to A.G Dunlop newsagents who are based in Girvan’s Dalrymple Street for being great supporters of the Carrick rugby team in general but they also carry out photcopying of quiz sheets and other items for the tour free of charge.

Organisers are hoping to finalise another sponsorship deal soon and are actively seeking deals all the time.

The gold package costing £2,500 gives a company a chance to have their logo or name on the tour shirts on an exclusive basis as well as a full page advert in the tour programme.

The £1,500 silver package puts your company’s logo or name on the tour kit excluding the shirt as well a half page advert in the programme.

And the £500 bronze package will see your logo or name on all tour promotional material and in a quarter page programme advert.