Pictured with their new tour shirts sponsored by Larkfleet Homes are back row from left to right coach Tim Andrews; Sheldon Fivaz, Hugh Redmond, Tom Kirkland, Cameron Boyd, James Easom, Ben Thompson, Alfie Andrews, Ben Ritchie and coach James Ritchie. From left to right front row are Jimi Wigmore; Ben Gregory, Will Andrews, Ben Robson and Taylor Jordan.
Housing developer based in Bourne, Lincolnshire – is helping youngsters at Oakham Rugby Football Club do the business on their latest tour by sponsoring the shirts worn by players and coaches of the club’s Under 16 team.
Each tour organised by the club has a dedicated players’ shirt which is in the club colours but is always a different to the standard club design. The new shirts, featuring the club badge and Larkfleet Homes logo on the front, with the player's nickname and number on the back, are for the U16s Dearne Valley tour.
The tour will include a stay at an outdoor adventure centre at Kingswood, Dearne Valley, Doncaster. There will be a series of outdoor activities such as high ropes and abseiling. On Sunday the team will travel to Dinnington RFC for a game then home on Sunday evening.
Coach James Ritchie explained: “This season is Oakham U16's last in junior rugby before moving into the Colts. It is also the players’ GCSE year, so they have just finished their mock GCSE's and therefore we are taking them on tour in April. Next year the players go onto different FE colleges and we will probably lose some of this team as a result, so it’s probably the last time the whole side will be together.
“Having Larkfleet sponsor the shirts has been a very generous gift as the shirts are an additional cost to each player on top of the cost of the tour, which includes transport, accommodation and food. So, we are very thankful to Larkfleet for their sponsorship of our tour shirts.”