THE Sure Community Foundation helped secure future away trips for the Guernsey Rugby Academy’s Colts with a £2,200 donation.
The squad of 16 to 18 years olds played their first match on Saturday wearing new Sure branded shorts. They beat Kenilworth from Warwickshire by 23-17.
Coach Matt Chammings thanked the Sure Community Foundation for its support, saying that it was a very welcome boost for the academy.
‘For us it’s vitally important because being on an island we need competition so that means playing competitive rugby and that costs a lot of money. Without sponsors like Sure we just couldn’t do it,’ said Mr Chammings.
Karen Jagger, from Sure, said the foundation was delighted to be able to help the talented young players gain valuable experience off island.
‘These young men are passionate about their sport and committed to being the best they can be. In order to develop they have to be able to play competitively against teams from the UK and Jersey, which all costs money,’ said Mrs Jagger.
‘The Sure Community Foundation was very happy to be able to help out with funding towards trips away and wish them the best of luck for the rest of the season.’