North Berwick Rugby Football Club’s (NBRFC) mini teams are set to tackle their upcoming games in style after their vital sponsorship deal with a renowned house builder was renewed for an additional three years.
Following a successful three years supporting the club already, CALA Homes (East) has just announced it will be continuing the teams’ sponsorship for the extended period, totalling six years overall.
The NBRFC use the much needed funds to invest in kits, coaches and training equipment for the 150 local children they have attending each week and have high hopes for the season ahead.
Each year, the Minis play in a number of festivals and tournaments, which see them competing against other teams from across Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Borders. CALA Homes’ continued commitment for the next three years allows them to concentrate all their efforts on the pitch.
Following a recent tournament, the team was joined by CALA Homes (East) Sales Advisor Emma Harper and Olympic silver Rugby medallist, Mark Robertson – who plays professionally for Scotland 7s – who handed out the medals to the players.
Ian Dove, President of the NBRFC, said: “We continue to be very grateful to CALA Homes for their long term support of the North Berwick Minis section.
“This is the fourth year they have supported the club and they are a vital part of our continuing success – so to have the sponsorship for a total of six years is just fantastic. CALA’s backing allows us to continue to provide a great experience for all our young players and for those who coach and support them.
“Our mini squads are a central part of NBRFC and the wider community, and this sponsorship will help our young people to develop and improve their sporting skills, which in turn helps them in various other aspects of life, while keeping them healthy and active.
“We look forward to seeing our players going from strength to strength in the coming years.”
Founded in 1952, the NBRFC has always been keen to nurture young talent and, historically, has one of the strongest mini rugby sections in Scotland in terms of results and playing numbers.
CALA Homes (East) also sponsor the annual minis rugby tournament, which is held every year and attracts 350 players from across Scotland.
Stala Thomson, Sales Manager at CALA Homes (East), voiced her continued support for the NBRFC.
She said: “CALA Homes is passionate about community spirit and you couldn’t get more to the heart of that than with local mini rugby teams as the games bring everyone together.
“We look forward to seeing the club continue to give their players the fantastic opportunities they have done for so many years and you never know, they may even pave the way for a couple of Scotland’s future stars.”
CALA is committed to investing in the communities surrounding its homes. It has recently launched its latest development in the coastal town of North Berwick, Law Gardens – a selection of three, four and give bedroom homes situated at the foot of the breathtaking North Berwick Law.
The showhomes at Law Gardens are open daily, 11am – 5.30pm. Viewings can be booked through CALA on 01324 442 605 or visit https://www.cala.co.uk/homes-for-sale/east-of-scotland/law-gardens to find out more and register interest.