NORTHWICH RUFC and Northwich Round Table have joined forces in a mutually beneficial way.

Non-profit organisation Northwich Round Table have become one of the club's new sponsorship partners at its time in need.

Outgoing chairman of Northwich RUFC, Ken Jones, explained.

"The Round Table has made a substantial £7,000 commitment to the club, recognising that at the current time our financial resources are extremely stretched due to the arson attack on and consequent closure of the clubhouse, which will have to be rebuilt," said Ken.

"In return for its contribution, and among other things, Northwich Round Table will feature on our senior playing shirts next season, its members will also join the rugby club and the rebuilt clubhouse will be available for its meetings and functions.

"The hope is that the two organisations will be able to work together on a number of community initiatives in the future, to the benefit of the people of Northwich.”

The focus at Northwich RUFC is very much on providing the facilities and coaching support for the local population, from toddlers to pensioners, to get involved in and enjoy the health and social benefits of rugby union.

In recognition of the support received in return from the community, the club also strives to involve itself in local fundraising efforts and good works, in addition to contributing to national charities.

Northwich Round Table vice-chairman Dr Matthew Jones said: “As an organisation we are proud to partner with Northwich RUFC.

"We are delighted to have pledged £7,000 to help the club deal with the severe financial implications of the fire and help it to rebuild the clubhouse, and we look forward to seeing the completed building.

"This has only been made possible by the generous donations to our club from the people of Northwich and surrounding areas at our events throughout the year, in particular Firefest at Verdin Park and Santa’s Sleigh.

"We look forward to working in future partnership with Northwich RUFC with community and social initiatives."