Why Kingsbridge Rugby Football Club
Kingsbridge Rugby Football Club
Established in 1889, Kingsbridge RFC has provided rugby playing opportunities to many over the years, and seeks to continue do so into the future.
We are based at High House in the town of Kingsbridge - one of four larger settlements in the beautiful South Hams. As with all rural communities, our club not only serves the town but many of the surrounding villages and hamlets and we continue to draw players of all ages and from all backgrounds.
We believe sponsorship of our club will deliver value based on a marketing investment for financial return, CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility), or for the love of the club.
Whatever your motivation, find out more below. Thank you for visiting our profile.
Why Sponsor Us:
Kingsbridge RFC principally relies on the generosity of local individuals & businesses to provide funding to run as efficiently as possible.
We aim to have low overheads which means we can scale our annual investment to meet our ambitions. We aim to be self-sufficient each season to provide sustainable conditions for the club to operate well into the future, whilst creating the environment for club growth within the community.
We operate in South Devon and we have our own pitch and clubhouse - there are so many opportunities for everyone to get involved.
The club has a flexible approach to sponsorship, with perks ranging from but are not limited to:
logo & link on social media posts and websites pages
physical advertisement on club assets
opportunities to advertise at club events
captive audience of club members for exclusive business promotions
invites to club events
Alternative/supplementary perks can be arranged through negotiation dependent on the level of sponsor commitment
We are committed to giving you and your company the exposure and promotion you deserve. We recognise that without your support many of our lads and ladies would not be enjoying their rugby!
There is an embedded passion for rugby and dedication to local success in all, taking strides to refresh aspects of the club across the board. The club is moving away from a low income, low spend model towards a more integrated, sustainable model to deliver longer term growth through local partnerships and sponsorships!
Improved financial health, increased participation & new community ties are evidence that the steps the club has taken is beginning to manifest itself in setting the right foundations for future prosperity.
We were proud to be one of only six rugby clubs to be shortlisted in the Gallagher Rugby Club of the Season competition. Kingsbridge was chosen for demonstrating our contribution to the community, inclusivity and innovation at a grassroots level.
We anticipate that this is just the start of a new beginning, with a bright future ahead.
On the pitch, the club’s ambition is to build on the progression seen both on and off the pitch into 2020-21. We are aiming for promotion in the coming years and seek to grow both our players and club.
1889 - Present
Rugby Football was brought to Kingsbridge by local students returning from schools and universities in 1888. The idea of forming a club took months to develop but was finally realised for the 1889-90 season when a newcomer to the town provided a ball. The Club moved to it's current home at High House in 1923 after playing at four different locations around Kingsbridge. The opportunity to purchase the field arose and by 1926 the Club Officials had raised enough money to not only purchase the field but also erect a 102 seater grandstand. In 1932 changing rooms were built under the grandstand and they were then extended three years later to accommodate the increase in the number of fixtures the Club was attracting. In the same year the players decided to change the colour of their jerseys from the old black and red to an all white jersey with the new Club badge and blue shorts. Over the next eighty five years the Club has stuck to blue and white as the Club colours, although the combination has frequently changed. A project to level the pitch at High House was started in 1946 and the ground was re-opened in 1948. The Clubhouse was created in 1953 to enable visiting teams to be entertained post match at the ground rather than travelling into the town to visit the Albion Hotel. These facilities were improved once again in 1968 and the old Club room and timber stand were demolished and a new Clubhouse built on the foundations. Throughout the Club's history there is a recurring theme of a 'band of enthusiasts' from the local community who have fund raised for various Club projects and have kept Kingsbridge RFC going forward through all the peeks and troughs of it's life.