The East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire house builder has pledged a five-figure sum to support the city’s top rugby union club, which has its home at The Ferens Ground on Chanterlands Avenue, during 2014-15.
Hull RUFC was established in 1992 and Beal Homes has provided the club with backing as main sponsor since day one.
Welcoming Beal Homes’ renewed commitment, Hull RUFC’s chairman Bruce Wilkie said,
“I wish to express my sincere thanks from all at Hull R.U.F.C. to Beal Homes for their continuing generosity as our main sponsor. Without Beal Homes’ support over the years we would not have been able to maintain our position as the top Rugby Union Club in the city of Hull. Nor would we have been able to maintain our extremely successful community programme which provides first class facilities for those of all ages and abilities who wish to play, or be associated with, our great game.”
Beal Homes’ chairman and managing director Richard Beal, himself a former Hull RUFC First XV captain for three seasons, added, “As a local, family-owned house builder we’re very much part of the community and have always been keen to support grass roots sport and, particularly, to encourage youngsters to enjoy the game. We are delighted to be able to continue our long association with the club and, with the strengthening housing market, we hope to increase our support for Hull RUFC to help it achieve its full potential next season.”
Hull RUFC is currently in National League 2 North. As well as offering senior men’s rugby, the club has a very successful ladies’ section, a growing mini and juniors’ section and an active community programme. The club’s partnership with Bishop Burton College involves the two organisations working closely together to coach and develop elite young players via the College’s nationally highly acclaimed Rugby Academy.
“Along with Beal Homes’ involvement at Hull RUFC, over the years our suppliers and contractors have also shown their support for the club and we’d like to thank them for their valued help,” said Richard Beal.