Joule’s Brewery and Market Drayton Hockey Club have announced a sponsorship agreement that will mean the town’s brewery will sponsor the club until 2016/17 season.
The club has had a very good season last year with the men’s first team going undefeated, winning all twenty of their league fixtures and gaining promotion to the West Midlands Premier Division. They boast four Saturday teams (three men’s teams ad a women’s side) as well as a junior section and an active playing community. Philip Riley, Social & Fundraising Secretary comments ‘We are a young club full of enthusiasm and are very proud to have this support from Joule’s; we have always prided ourselves on being a social club and the sponsorship includes a beer allowance which we can use to raise further funds. The club also holds close ties with the town’s Cricket Club which the Brewery also sponsors, so it’s a great tie in for us both. We also base ourselves at Joule’s Sandbrook Vaults so that’s how it all fell into place’.
Laurence Payne who runs the Sandbrook Vaults commented, ‘I have known most of these lads for years, and they have great energy and a special team ethos. This is a long term commitment for us not just as a club sponsor, but also playing a part here on the social front; it’s all part of the community’
Trudie Meredith, Director of Sales & Marketing at Joule’s, ‘We are thrilled to help and be a part of this club. We feel very strongly about local sport, it’s a large part of what binds a community together, much like a pub does, but I guess a bit less healthy, and we love it for that; real people, playing real sport, in real time and really engaging with folk. It’s what we are all about. We are now the club sponsor for Market Drayton Cricket Club, Rugby Club and Hockey Club. We also sponsor a great many other local teams in all parts of our local trading area.Back to news article list