Sponsorship boost for club

Hartlepool Rugby Club first team in their new kit sponsored by Smith & Graham Solicitors.

Hartlepool Rugby Club first team in their new kit sponsored by Smith & Graham Solicitors.

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RUGBY players will be wearing their shirts with pride next year after securing a new sponsor.

Hartlepool Rugby Club and town-based law firm Smith & Graham Solicitors have agreed a new deal for the company to become the club’s main sponsor, starting from the beginning of the 2012-13 season.

The legal firm’s logo will appeal on the club’s first team shirt and any associated member of the club will also receive a 10 per cent discount off the firm’s services.

As a further boost, the club, in Easington Road, in the town, will also receive a yearly contribution from Smith & Graham Solicitors.

Stewart Hind, director of rugby at the club, said: “We are working hard to get things moving on and off the pitch at the club.

“We have made improvements in the club house and we are working hard on our junior section.

“Securing this sponsorship is a step forward for us on the pitch.

“The first team look the part in the new kits with the sponsor on, it has taken us up another notch.

“On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to say a big thank you to Smith & Graham.”

Steven Horsley, partner at Smith & Graham Solicitors, which is based in Church Square, in Hartlepool, said: “We are proud to be able to assist in the continuing development of a community rugby club and give something back to the local community.

“We at Smith & Graham wish Hartlepool RFC every success for the forthcoming league campaign.”