Genoa Black are delighted to become one of the principle sponsors of Hillfoots Rugby Football Club for 2018.
Hillfoots recruits players from all of the Ochil villages from Mentrie to Muckart, starting from primary one all the way through school – to its oldest veteran who finally hung up his boots in his 70s. The club has been twice acknowledged by the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) as Scotland’s fastest growing club, and it was the first in Scotland to be awarded the Positive Coaching Scotland accreditation.
Managing Director, Claire Kinloch said: “Our sponsorship of Hillfoots RFC Youth Section was a natural progression for us as we have assisted the club in various ways over the past five years. Our support is both in terms of financial and growth support, including having purchased spare tops for new children. As a club it embodies the values of Scottish Rugby – respect, leadership, achievement, engagement and enjoyment and this approach is perfectly aligned to our own ethos around talent development.”
Paddy Sherrard, president of the club, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have a company like Genoa Black joining our sponsors. Hillfoots is an ambitious grassroots rugby club, with our firsts sitting at the top of our league hoping for promotion this season and a regular 2nd XV, as well as our outstanding youth and junior rugby setup, which has seen former players such as Jamie Bhatti and Adam Ashe get full caps for Scotland. The financial commitment greatly helps the on-going development of this community club, which in turn provides highly valued participation for all young people in the local area.”
Mike Power, CEO of Delta FS, added: “We have sponsored Hillfoots RFC for the past number of years largely as they share our values in relation to creating opportunities, equality for all and healthy competition. We will continue to play a very active part in what is one of the best youth rugby sections in Scotland.”