London Welsh are thrilled to announce the extension of both sponsorship deals for our Colts Academy for another season.
The Colts Academy was set up this season to prepare our U17’s and U18’s for senior rugby, be it at the club or at University level.
We have 50 registered players in the Academy and we are running two squads in the Surrey league to enable everyone to maximise game time. We are always looking for new players to join and they will be coached by Blake Mingay and Tom Baldwin who are running our Academy with guidance and support coming from Richard Thomas (Barrel) and Adrian Davies.
As part of the Sponsorship, both Location:Live and Lasyl will be on the new reversible training tops designed by Rhino Teamwear, along with our Community sponsors Chestertons; plus the squad have received sponsored kit that they will wear for matches. The players picked up their Stash packs from the club on Sunday which was funded by our sponsors and the club.
Gareth V Jones, Colts Team Manager and Finance Director
“We want these lads to have a great time making memories on and off the pitch whilst being part of London Welsh. Our goal is to enable a smooth transition from Colts rugby to Senior rugby, be it at University or as part of our performance squad. Nothing would make us prouder than to see our Youth system developing players for our performance squad over the next few years. I would personally like to thank our sponsors for their continued generosity in supporting this group of players as we aim to make their last couple of seasons in Youth rugby one they will not forget.
Neil Jones’ Location: Live
I have been involved with this group for 7 seasons now and I have enjoyed seeing the players develop on and off the pitch. With this Group there is a strong sense of identity and team, which epitomises London Welsh as a Club.
I am delighted to support the Colts Academy as a sponsor, this is not about my business so much, it is all about helping to provide the best environment for these young men to train and progress their rugby to the best level and so create a strong pathway into senior London Welsh rugby within the next 2 seasons. Come down to support their games; they are a great group of players.
Chris & Dom Hellel: Lasyl Audio Visual Centre.
Lasyl are proud to be able to sponsor the Colts, especially as both directors children have all played for the club over the last 10 years and have loved being part of it.
Over the years our business has benefited from London Welsh supporters coming into the store and purchasing audio visual equipment and this is the least we could do. In fact going forward any London Welsh supporter who buys from our business; we will be donating 5% of the purchase price back into the club.
We can’t wait to see how the Colts get on this season as they have an amazing squad with huge potential.
The new Rhino Teamwear training tops and shorts look fantastic and we are very proud to be one of the sponsors. We will have ours on display in our demo room at our store in Sheen. London Welsh Colts next home game is a huge occasion as they are playing Monmouth School at Old Deer Park on Sunday October 23rd Kick off at 11:30. Monmouth School are bringing an U16 squad to play our U16’s on pitch 2 on the same day and will all be in attendance for the first team game on Saturday 22nd vs Bracknell.