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Kilkern and VAC UK reveals new shirt sponsorship for Blackwood RFC

3rd Nov 2022

Blackwood Rugby Club and Kilkern have announced a new sponsorship deal which will see the civil engineering and infrastructure specialist take the first team’s front-of-shirt spot.

The agreement will also see the company’s specialist vacuum excavation business VAC UK take a slot on the shoulder of the South Wales club’s distinctive red, amber and black strip.

Blackwood Rugby Football Club was founded in 1889 and has been a member of the WRU – Welsh Rugby Union since 1918. The 1st XV is currently playing in Division Two East of the Welsh National League from the Club’s home at Glan-Yr-Afon Park.

Kilkern Director, Patrick Curran believes that Blackwood’s strong community focus means that the Sirhowy Valley club is a natural fit.

“We take our role in the community very seriously,” he said. “The nature of our work, whether highways, civil engineering, labour supply or vacuum excavation  means that we are continually out-and-about and engaged with the public so we feel that it is important that we try to play our part.

“At Kilkern we believe that sport is incredibly important in pulling people together and nowhere is that more evident than in the South Wales Valleys where the rugby club is often at the heart of the community. We are delighted to be able to add our support to the club.

“One of our principal UK depots is in South Wales so the Blackwood RFC announcement is an important addition to our existing sports and community sponsorships across the UK.”

The first shirt was presented by Kilkern’s Southern Operations Manager Joanne Ashford to Captain Josh Law.


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