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2 September 2015
haleys are delighted to announce that they are to be the main shirt sponsor of Preston Grasshoppers RFC for the upcoming 2015/16 season which starts this Saturday 5th September.
It marks an exciting new step in haleys’ relationship with the Hoppers which stretches back many years thanks to the involvement of managing director Tim Haley (pictured shaking hands with new 1st XV captain Andrew Napier), who will now see his company name printed on the front of the shirt he wore many times during a long and successful playing career at Lightfoot Green.
More recently, Tim’s son Michael Haley also progressed through the junior ranks at Hoppers; he has since moved on to join Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership, and haleys are also a founding member of the Hoppers Business Network which strives to bring together like-minded businesses in the local community.
Tim was obviously over the moon about this new partnership with a club so close to his heart. He said: “We are all about providing freedom and peace of mind for business owners, so the opportunity to sponsor the Hoppers was an offer that haleys simply could not turn down. It opens up so many doors for us to get involved and help maximise the growth and profitability of many other established businesses.
I believe this season has the potential to be hugely successful both on and off the pitch, and we would like to wish all the players and staff the very best of luck for the new season.”
The Hoppers will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the 2014/15 campaign that saw the team fight against relegation for the majority of the season, struggling to build on a great start that included three wins from their opening four matches.
They did recapture that early season form when it mattered most though, picking up three wins from their final six matches to finish six points off the relegation zone and secure their status in National League Two North for another year.
The Hoppers travel to Chester in the opening round of fixtures this Saturday, before returning to Lightfoot Green on 12th September to play their first home game of the season against newly promoted Sale. Keep up to date with all the latest news at www.pgrfc.co.uk.Go Back