History was made on a damp night in Newtownards yesterday when, after months of hard work North Down Women’s Rugby was officially launched.
Last July, Allianz Northern Ireland, agreed a sponsorship deal with North Down Women’s Rugby as the official shirt sponsor of the newly formed side.
North Down Women’s Rugby is an amalgamation of players from Ards RFC, Bangor RFC and Donaghadee RFC and will play in the Ulster Rugby Women's Development League. All players will remain members of the respective clubs but will train and play matches as North Down Women’s Rugby.
Damien O’Neill, Head of Marketing Operations at Allianz said “Our sponsorship of North Down Women’s Rugby builds on our longstanding tradition of supporting people and communities across Northern Ireland. For decades, Allianz have supported not just sport in Northern Ireland but also Arts and Culture. This new sponsorship is a great fit with our existing sponsorships in Northern Ireland across the GAA and Paralympics.”
North Down Women’s Rugby inaugural season gets underway this weekend against another combined side of Newry/Virginia Women’s Rugby.
For more information on North Down Women’s Rugby find them on Facebook.
Best of luck to all the team this season from everyone in Allianz.