Markes sponsors local under-12's rugby team
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 at 12:52:PM
Llantrisant-based analytical technology supplier Markes International is delighted to announce a new sponsorship deal with the Pontyclun RFC Under 12’s team.
Pontyclun RFC head coach Stuart Herridge approached the local business about club sponsorship earlier this year. The firm already has strong ties with the club through Managing Director Alun Cole, who played for the team in his youth. The new Under 12’s shirts had their first outing last month, which resulted in a proud victory.
Pontyclun U12s currently have a squad of 30 who train and play every week. Recruiting players from the Pontypridd and Vale districts, the village club was one of the first junior teams to form in South Wales. Following their 40th anniversary last year, the team has plans to tour the UK for the first time this season.
Under 12’s Head Coach, Stuart Herridge expressed his gratitude on behalf of the team, stating: "The players are delighted with the new kit and it helps to give them a real feeling of being a part of a team. We don’t believe our boys should pay to play, and as a result we continually need support to raise funds. We would like to thank Markes International for their generosity and hope to repay the sponsors with great results on the pitch!”
Markes International Managing Director, Alun Cole commented: “Marked International is a local employer with strong links to the Llantrisant business and social community and a strong network across the South Wales region. When we heard about this exciting opportunity to support our local team we were thrilled to be able to help, and would like to wish the players the best of luck for the 2013 season and beyond.”
Markes International, established in 1997 by Alun Cole and Elizabeth Woolfenden, is a specialist manufacturer of analytical instrumentation for trace organic analysis. It is renowned as a world leader for technical innovation in thermal desorption instrumentation and time-of-flight mass spectrometry for gas chromatography. In January 2013 Markes became part of the Mulheim-based German family business Schauenburg International Group, and also has additional research and development facilities located in the USA, and most recently, Germany.