Fri 5th May 17 :

Secure Trading announce partnership with the RFU

 

Old Elthamians are delighted to announce that main club sponsor Secure Trading has become Principal Partner to England Sevens.

"We are massively proud that our main sponsor has secured this partnership with England rugby at the start of what is the biggest weekend in Old Elthamians' history"

The four-year agreement will see Secure Trading, specialists in online payment processing, become the official partner to England Sevens, and become front-of-shirt sponsor of the men's and women's senior England Sevens squads.

"This is a fantastic time for Secure Trading to join us as an official partner of the RFU at what is an exciting time for rugby sevens," said RFU Chief Executive Ian Ritchie. "We very much look forward to the exciting initiatives that this relationship will bring on all levels."

Secure Trading's support for rugby sevens in England will extend to the RFU's grassroots initiative '24/Sevens' which launched in 2016. They will become the title sponsor of the community sevens series which aims to continue to grow sevens rugby and increase participation. By aligning existing domestic sevens tournaments, the competition has created consistent playing opportunities for sevens players at grassroots level with over 6,000 players participating in 2016.

The new Secure Trading 24/Sevens Series comprises several tiers of competition with a local and regional qualifying stage, culminating in a national final which will take place on 29 July in Bath.

"The partnership will cover the grassroots to the elite end of the game and we very much look forward to the exciting initiatives that this relationship will bring on all levels," added Ritchie.

Old Elthamians Director of Rugby Gavin Lach said: "We are massively proud that our main sponsor has secured this partnership with England rugby at the start of what is the biggest weekend in Old Elthamians' history."