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Carrs Foods Supports M&J Rugby

7 months ago By

Carrs Foods, the leading privately owned branded bakery business based in Wythenshawe, has become a main sponsor of our M&J section.


Minis and Juniors rugby teaches children from aged 5 upwards, the game, aiming to give young people an opportunity to keep fit and active and to learn about respect, discipline and gain both team building and life skills. The Minis and Junior section has recently produced 4 Premiership rugby players - more than any other club in England – and six England players in the last five years.

Carrs Foods will be sponsoring the section for a period of three years, helping fund equipment, kit, training and match facilities for games. Manchester Rugby Club is a not for profit organisation and a fully amateur club, managed by volunteers. It dates back to 1860, making it the second oldest rugby union club in the World. The Club was also a founder member of the RFU.

This new sponsorship forms part of Carrs Foods’ wider community work in the North West which also consists of a partnership with Forever Manchester – a Charity that fund and support thousands of community projects across Greater Manchester. The bakery business also works with other local charities Recycling Lives and Wythenshawe Food Bank, as well as on local educational partnerships with schools and colleges. At a National level, the business supports the Alzheimer’s Society.

Jeremy Gillboy, Managing Director at Carrs Foods said: “As a business that was born and continues to be based in the North West, it’s really important to us to work with and support our local community. Manchester Rugby Club Minis and Juniors section does fantastic work with children locally, to enable them to have fun while they play and learn both rugby and some vital life skills and we’re delighted to be able to support this. We look forward to seeing how the teams do this Season and wish all the children the best of luck with their training and forthcoming games.”

Tim Holmes, Chairman Manchester Rugby Club Mini and Junior added: “On behalf of everyone at Manchester Rugby Club and in particular our junior members, I would like to thank Carrs Foods for their support. Our philosophy is all inclusive and we focus heavily on player development and young people developing through play. Carrs Foods sponsorship and long term support of mini and junior rugby will enable us to develop more coaches, buy more kit and improve the experience we give to over 200 junior players (girls and boys) at Manchester Rugby Club. We hope we can help Carrs Foods to gain brand exposure at Manchester Rugby Club and thank you for choosing Manchester Mini and Junior Section to be part of your CSR program.”

Carrs Food was established in 1986 in Wythenshawe, where the head office remains today. Its bakery brands include Paul Hollywood Ready to Bake Breads, St Pierre and Baker Street.

Updated 04:33 - 6 Nov 2017 by

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