Thu 27 Apr 2017 14:56

Pocklington R.U.F.C. is one of the area’s premier sporting organisations with a proud tradition stretching back to 1879. During that time we have produced many outstanding individuals and teams – England captain Frank Mitchell in 1895 to Rob Webber to this date. Rob’s brother Mat has been a successful captain of the 1st XV for a number of years and is also the Former Director of Rugby. Pocklington were also voted Rugby World Magazine’s Team of the Year for the whole of Great Britain in 2000. The club was voted the best amateur club in the country by BT Sport viewers in 2013.

The Club have consolidated themselves in North One East of the RFU Clubs Championship after being Yorkshire Division One champions in 2011-12. The Club’s 1st XV will also be competing for the Yorkshire Challenge Cup.

Each Good Friday we stage Pocklington area’s premier sporting event the annual Pock 7’s tournament, which is one of Yorkshire’s biggest and best rugby days out, drawing thousands to the Percy Road Ground from all over the country. The juniors add to the festival occasion with their popular Charity Sevens tournament on Easter Sunday.

In addition to regular league and cup games, other major events include the end of season President’s XV fixture against county and international players, a Golf day and a Sportsman’s Dinner to raise monies for local charities.

Pocklington R.U.F.C.’s Sunday morning junior and mini rugby section is well known as one of the best in the county. We turn out sides at all levels from Under 7’s upwards and three junior sides have been Yorkshire champions in recent years. Percy Road swarms every Sunday with hundreds of youngsters and parents and some 150 boys have played for Yorkshire, with a dozen of them going on to be junior or full internationals.

Pocklington R.U.F.C. offers a range of sponsorship options, including extensive promotional and hospitality opportunities. Rugby Union is well known as one of the most prestigious and rewarding sports for companies to become involved with.

The Club also encourages sponsors to enjoy the benefits of club membership, which includes use of our excellent social facilities, good sport and after match entertaining and networking, and the chance to apply for international tickets. The clubhouse facilities are being re-furbished for the 2014-15 season and are available for hire for functions, social events and meetings. The club undertook a major upgrade in 2011 when it built a new changing room complex.

Pocklington R.U.F.C. has seen considerable success through the years and sponsorship plays a vital role in maintaining the club’s standing throughout Yorkshire and the North East and developing its facilities for future generations. Sponsorship can go to the general development of the club, or can be specifically targeted by the sponsor (i.e. to an individual team or event, or to youth rugby, or towards a particular facility or project).

Sponsorship with Pocklington R.U.F.C. brings:

Association with Pocklington’s biggest and oldest sporting organisation of four Saturday teams and ten junior sides

Prominent coverage at the club’s Percy Road complex, on the club website, and in the local press.

Invitations to major events, allied to good company and entertainment.

Ability to use the clubhouse & facilities for functions, meetings and social events.

Opportunity to apply for international tickets

The Sponsorship Package Includes:

Match Sponsorship

Sponsorship of a major game

Refreshments and hospitality for your party before and after the game in the Sponsor’s Lounge

Extensive company advertising at the club, in the match programme and in the local press

The benefits of club membership, e.g. use of facilities and application for international tickets

P.R.U.F.C. entertainment and good company.

A popular range of packages are available, cost dependent on game and hospitality requirements. Generally a sponsored game will be all of the above for 30 persons will be £500

Advertising Boards

Situated around the ground throughout the year.

£300 for the first 12months, including production and fixing. £200 for subsequent years.

We also offer a special deal for five years for an all-inclusive price of £900.

Player Sponsorship

Named sponsorship of a player in each match programme throughout the season £125

Programme Advertising

In the club programme which publishes 5,000 copies, covering all of the club’s major events

Full page £220

½ page £170

¼ page £90

Match Ball Sponsorship

Named in the programme and invitation to the game - £50

Shirt/Tracksuit/Event Sponsorship

For any team or event – by negotiation

(All prices are subject to vat where applicable)

For more information, please contact

Resources Manager – Chris French

E-Mail – Mobile – 07702 831538