Allianz Insurance has announced a new kit sponsorship with LGBT all-inclusive rugby team the Wessex Wyverns.
Based in Southampton, the Wyverns were established in 2014 and are an LGBT all-inclusive rugby team. Set up to encourage new players as well as develop the skills of experienced players the team now has a membership of 80 from Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. New players (regardless of age, experience or sexual orientation) are welcome throughout the season.
David Trott, Allianz’s Southampton branch manager: “We’re really happy to be sponsoring the kit for this inclusive rugby team. It’s important in life and business that people can be themselves and achieve all the goals that they wish to. Rugby is a fantastic sport and through our sponsorship of Saracens we know how being a high performing team is just as much about the support around you as what happens on the pitch. We wish the Wyverns a great season and hope the new kit brings them luck!”
James Knight, President of Wessex Wyverns RFC: “We are thrilled to have secured the support of a powerhouse like Allianz. For an avid rugby fan like me it was a proud moment securing such an amazing sponsor, especially one who’s other main rugby team is the Premiership champions, Saracens. We look forward to working with Allianz to help break down the barriers the LGBT community face within sport, and provide a safe environment for all players and fans regardless of their age, experience, or sexual orientation. We hope to do Allianz proud in the coming seasons.”
Wessex Wyverns: https://www.wyvernsrfc.uk/
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