Peacock & Binnington help out Beverley Braves Rugby Club by sponsoring the team. Senior Sales support at Halsham, Rob Atkins, approached the Managing Director to ask if we could sponsor the team that his son, George, plays for in order to raise awareness of the Peacock & Binnington brand and helping to provide training kits and more for the club itself. The logo features on the arm of the kit shirt and is seen by hundreds of people every year.
Here’s what Rob had to say when we asked him to tell us a little bit more:
“My son George is almost 15 and plays for the Beverley Braves, which is a rugby league club with teams ranging from Cubs 4+ right through to U18. His team are currently U14s. They train and play their home games at Thurlow Ave in Beverley. P&B very kindly sponsored his team for this playing season.
George plays prop - for those that don’t know, it is a forward position and central to the field of play in a defensive position; he can also play front row in the scrum. Between my wife and I we make sure that we watch most of the games and they train twice a week, so we do lots of running about with them.
I’ve always liked watching rugby, mainly union until now, but George’s choice to play league was purely luck as a flyer came through school nearly six years ago and he said he was interested."
"In season they play most Sundays, either in the league games or friendlies with other teams from out of the area. They have done very well this year and not lost a game in the second half of the season which qualifies them for the final of the league shield! Covid really affected the team, so it is great to see them back on the pitch and playing so well.
In terms of the sponsorship, any amount means so much for the whole club, but the main purpose is to keep upgrading the team strips, as the players are now young men, they can soon outgrow what they are wearing. The kit quite often gets handed down to the younger teams to be used as training kits so that everyone benefits."
"We have watched his skills develop over that time and he’s really come into his own in the last couple of seasons, certainly as a defender, I don’t think I’d want to be tackled by him now as he’s like a human brick wall!
Thanks again P&B for supporting local communities.”