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Eagles host Sponsors Season Launch Event


Sheffield Eagles held its Sponsors Season Launch event on Saturday (18 January 2020) at The Library Bar & Café.

It was the first time the club had held such an event with over 50 sponsors and guests in attendance.

The morning was led by Commercial Director Mark Hannigan which saw guests welcomed by Chairman Chris Noble MBE who provided and update on the club’s off-field activities.

Following a complimentary breakfast, guests were then taken to the Olympic Legacy Park to watch the 2020 Eagles Squad put through their paces in their final training session ahead of their pre-season South Yorkshire Cup match against Doncaster.

A few players caught our guest’s eyes which resulted in our current partner Active Chiropractic Clinics becoming the corporate player sponsor of No.17 Frankie Mariano.

Zack McComb was also snapped up by Pinx Salon, a brand-new sponsor who attended the event as guests of our match day partners The Rotherham Hog Roast Company.

Returning to The Library, our main club partner GRI Group were on hand to draw the Brand for a Grand competition.

The names were placed not into a hat but into the 1895 Cup and Chairman & CEO of GRI Group, Graham Royle selected RD Shopfitting out as the winner!

The result meant that along with their already confirmed benefits of entering the Brand for a Grand draw, RD shopfitting will also take the sponsors patch on the shorts for the 2020 home and away kits.

Following the draw, Mark Aston addresses the room and then our players were presented their shirts by both their personal and corporate sponsors and provided a great opportunity for both to meet each other ahead of an exciting season.

The event closed with CEO Andy Tyers saying a few words ahead of the match against Doncaster, in which the Eagles came out 36-18 victors on Sunday.

Speaking about the event, Eagles General Manager Liam Claffey, “It was great to welcome all our sponsors and partners for 2020.

“The event was a success and we will build on it for future seasons as it is something that’s here to stay.”

“A huge thanks to also goes to the players and backroom staff who after their morning training session and just a day before their first match made themselves available and chatted to our sponsors and partners, without whom our club wouldn’t function.”

Player Sponsorships are still available, and information can be found here: [CLICK HERE]

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