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Preston Grasshoppers Sponsorship

Preston Grasshoppers Sponsorship

20/2/2023

We are delighted to be the new sponsor of Preston Grasshoppers Mini and Junior teams, featuring on the kits worn by over 500 young players between the ages of 5 and 16 until April 2025.

Tom Fox, Managing Director, said: “We are proud to support Preston Grasshoppers. It’s a great local club that we know has inspired hundreds of young people to take up rugby over the years. 

“At Porsche Centre Preston, we are big fans of local sports. Many customers and staff love rugby.  And many of us have children who play and watch the game too. That’s why we are proud to be associated with a charity that provides such a wonderful opportunity for so many people to enjoy the game.”

Preston Grasshoppers Mini Juniors have been managed by Hugh Duckworth for 30 years. In that time, the number of young players taking part has grown from 70 to over 500. Training and fixtures for all 18 age groups takes place at Lightfoot Green in Fulwood on Sundays from 9:00, and the junior teams also train on Wednesday evenings. There are approaching 100 volunteer coaches (all DBS-cleared), and each age group has a dedicated manager.

Hugh Duckworth, Preston Grasshoppers Chairman, said: “For a community club like Preston Grasshoppers, support from local businesses can make all the difference. And the right kit can help to foster a sense of team spirit among the players. That’s why we are indebted to Porsche Centre Preston for their support and for helping to play their part in promoting the development of rugby in Preston.”

Porsche Centre Preston is no stranger to supporting grassroots rugby in Lancashire. Last year, we signed a new one year deal to sponsor the Kirkham Grammar School (KGS) rugby 1st XV team. And the year before, the centre was revealed as the new sponsor of the Fylde Rugby Community Foundation, an initiative to encourage more young people to participate in the sport.

Preston Grasshoppers offers a great place for both boys and girls to experience rugby in a safe environment with fully-trained and DBS-checked coaches. Players wishing to try rugby for the first time are welcome to try the game for a few sessions before committing to joining the club.

For more information on the sponsorship please call the Centre on 01772 911 911 or email info@porschepreston.co.uk . Alternatively, information about Junior Rugby at Preston Grasshoppers is available here