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Gloucester seek sponsor after Jewson quit sport

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 15, 2013

on the look out: Managing director Stephen Vaughan is after a new main sponsor for Gloucester Rugby

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MAIN sponsorship with Gloucester offers unrivalled value for money, believes Kingsholm managing director Stephen Vaughan.

Jewson will not renew their Gloucester sponsorship at the end of the season, the Cherry and Whites have confirmed today.

The building materials and supplies company have been Gloucester's main backers for six years.

But now they are withdrawing their sporting sponsorship interests, in a sign of the economic times.

Gloucester's robust financial standing is bucking the general trend though – and new MD Vaughan hailed the Kingsholm club's main sponsorship deal as one of the best around.

The Cherry and Whites are expected to confirm a second-successive year of profit when they lodge their accounts.

And with life under Nigel Davies progressing well on the field, Vaughan said the Kingsholm club are an attractive proposition to any would-be sponsor.

Revealing Gloucester are already in talks with several companies over a new sponsor for next season, Vaughan explained: "We've had six years with Jewson which in sport is a very long partnership.

"They've made a decision to move out of sport which we understand.

"And we'd like to thank them for everything they have done for us in that time.

"But we're in a very strong position both on and off the field at Gloucester now, and so we're a very good proposition for anyone interested in sponsorship.

"We're already talking with a number of interested parties, and we're excited by what's ahead."

Backing Gloucester to beef up their Premiership play-off battle as the business end of the season comes into view, Vaughan continued: "We're pushing hard in the league, going for a Heineken Cup place and aiming for the top four.

"Off the field we're one of only three clubs in the league to record rising attendances year-on-year, and we're one among less than a handful of clubs in profit and self-sufficient.

"So it's a massive opportunity for a like-minded business to partner us, the main sponsor deal is incredible value in terms of work we do in the community with sponsors and things like that.

"I believe the value of working with someone like Gloucester is huge, what we can offer represents fantastic value.

"We work hard in the community developing our brand and the brand of our sponsors.

"We've got a number of businesses speaking to us, some who had enquired about our situation before Jewson's decision.

"But we welcome any opportunities to talk with business from any realm, be it local, national or even international."

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  • SeveBronko  |  May 16 2013, 6:58PM

    Let's face it, Gloucester's scrum is never the same without ****** anchoring it and we have no effective maul or defence against it when he is not on the field. Nigel Davies knows that which is why he (and not the clueless multi-identitied troll glawsteruk1 aka Jonesy2013/jonno2010/Absolam/Django_G/akadau/flanker_6/etc.) selects ****** to start in the tough, critical games.

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  • Buggsie  |  January 16 2013, 10:11PM

    Rupert Harden rules in the tight head position and dominates in the scrum. Let's hope he is fit for this weekend against Mont de Marsan. We don't want our scrum going backwards, like it has over the past few weeks.

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  • Newilldon  |  January 16 2013, 10:08PM

    Rupert needs to be available for next weekend. He is undoubtedly Gloucester Rugby's best tight head.

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  • dougiebailey  |  January 16 2013, 10:06PM

    Of the Premiership games so far this season, Harden has started nine. Nigel Davies, the chap who earns his money from knowing what is what when it comes to rugby union, certainly knows which of his tight-head props is his first choice.

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  • chuycastillos  |  January 16 2013, 10:03PM

    So, a new user name for the Gloucester and Harden hating multi-troll. But it is the same old stuff from him. When he comes to rugby he is clueless, unlike Nigel Davies who, when he has the choice, starts RUPERT HARDEN in the tough and critical games.

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  • richardpenton  |  January 16 2013, 10:00PM

    Rupert Harden IS the best tight head at Gloucester. We need him back for the weekend.

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  • JBuddy  |  January 16 2013, 9:55PM

    As has been said, we must get Harden back as soon as possible if we are to maintain our strong scrum and keep us on track for a successful season.

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  • SidGlawsder  |  January 16 2013, 9:52PM

    We need to have Harden fit and playing. Without him dominating in the scrum as usual, we will struggle in the games to come.

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  • Karbonn  |  January 16 2013, 9:51PM

    I hope Harden is back soon. The scrum struggles without him.

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  • Don_Deakin  |  January 16 2013, 9:49PM

    Rupert Harden = The best tight head at Gloucester

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