“LOCAL clubs like Winnington Park can make a world of difference to so many people.”

That is the view of businessman Tony Sanchez and why he is supporting Winnington Park Rugby Club, financially, for three years.

“Any sporting club is good for mental health wellbeing, physical fitness and socialising, particularly for young people,” says Dave Snasdell, fixtures secretary and volunteer coordinator of a club that offers rugby for all ages, genders and abilities.

“It brings people together. We’re a community club and we have a huge impact."

The club also hosts a hockey team, girl guides, toddler groups and guide dog training.

Plus Snasdell explains that the club is also a professional networking hotspot where locals get employment tips.

“Together we support (job seekers) and help mentor them to get jobs," he said.

The sponsorship injection from Clara Media, founded by Sanchez, will be used to help bolster inclusivity, as Winnington Park RFC plan to build accessible toilets and a lift.

“A little sponsorship can go a long way," said Sanchez after stating how Covid hit recreational rugby hard, and now with the cost of living crisis squeezing finances even further he highlighted an increasing numbers of clubs are being forced to close their doors.

“Local clubs like Winnington Park can make a world of difference to so many people.

“I’d recommend any businesses to look in their local area to see how they can support.

“Together we can help to make a real difference.”

Hartford-based publisher Clara Media manages two niche financial outlets, Bridging Loan Directory and Specialist Finance Directory.

If you would like to donate to Winnington Park RFC, or pay a visit, check out the club's website for more details.