Wednesday 9 March 2011


Gloucestershire’s U12 Spartans rugby team are celebrating after securing a kit sponsorship deal from a local business.

The Spartans, based near Gloucester’s famous Kingsholm Stadium, has secured the deal with Cheltenham Volkswagen Van Centre, who has provided all 18 players with a new kit that includes shirts, socks and shorts.

The U12’s can now be sure they’re looking good while being coached by the best, as Kevin Dunn has played for Gloucester County, London Wasps and has represented England.

Kevin Dunn said: “It’s great news that we have the support of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Cheltenham.

“The boys love their new kit, it certainty helps to the make the team look and feel professional.”
Kevin continued: “It’s vital we have the support of companies such as Volkswagen Van Centre Cheltenham, in order to give the boys the best equipment possible.”

The U12 team plays every weekend against local teams in the area, as well as participating in regular training sessions

Cheltenham Volkswagen Van Centre’s head of business, John Seddon said: “The local community is very important to us and we will continue to show our support where we can.
“Many of the staff from the van centre are regulars at Spartans matches, providing plenty of vocal support.”

The Spartans Rugby Club has produced several professional players in their 84 year history including Daniel Norton and Ryan Lamb, who currently plays for London Irish in the Aviva Premiership.

The Spartans Gloucester Rugby Club was founded in 1927 and has four junior teams: U9’s, U10’s, U11’s and U12’s.

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