Local fund and fiduciary administration company Belasko, has entered into a two-year sponsorship deal with the Guernsey Raiders Rugby Club.
Belasko’s sponsorship will contribute to essential operational costs including both the men’s and women’s travel costs for away matches in the UK. This support will ensure that the teams can continue their participation in the UK league system.
During the 2022/23 season, the Guernsey’s Raiders’ teams will take part in 36 games, half home and half away in the UK.
Andrea Harris, chair of the Guernsey Raiders club, said: “We are hugely grateful to Belasko for their support. It costs approximately £100,000 per annum just to enable the Raiders’ senior teams to travel to the UK for their away matches. Belasko’s contribution will help to fund travel for the current season and for 2023/24.
“The role of the Guernsey Rugby Association in the island’s schools in recent years has increased the number of home-grown talented players taking part in Guernsey Raiders games. We hope to see more coming through the door in the future.”
Ross Youngs, Group Commercial Director at Belasko, said: “We hope this sponsorship period will evolve into a long and fulfilling partnership. At Belasko, we are huge supporters of our local community and our employees.
“We are proud to support Belasko’s own Tom Teasedale and Dom Rice (pictured together) as part of this sponsorship, who both play for the Guernsey Raiders.”