Fylde Rugby Club and The Envelope Works Ltd are delighted to announce a major shirt sponsorship deal for the upcoming 2019-20 season. The EW logo will proudly feature on the front of the Club’s 1st XV shirts at the Woodlands Memorial Ground and around opposing clubs in the North and Midlands of England.
The Envelope Works Ltd is one of the UK’s leading envelope manufacturers and printers, established in 1999 this year are also celebrating an anniversary like Fylde.
The Envelope Works operate from two sites, their purpose-built production site in Blackburn (Lancashire) and in Doetinchem in the Netherlands. Their extensive bespoke envelope production facilities house a broad range of machinery including reel-to-reel litho Muller Martini NT web presses, W&D 102 flexo & Reel to Reel machines for conversion. Together with numerous Halm litho envelope overprinting machines printing 1-5 colour UV, this large plant list enables their experienced and dedicated team to meet the needs of all their clients.
The Envelope Works is a committed supporter of sport in Lancashire and for many years has been a major corporate sponsor at Blackburn Rovers FC. This is their first venture into rugby sponsorship and Fylde RFC is delighted that they’ve chosen the Woodlands-based club to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and on the occasion of Fylde’s Centenary.
Fylde RFC competes in the National Two (North) division against such well known opposition as Loughborough Students, Wharfedale, Sedgley Park and local friends and rivals Preston Grasshoppers. The Club is a widely respected and famous brand in English rugby and has produced many British Lions and international players since its formation in 1919.
It is a true community club situated at the heart of Lytham St Annes, running four senior teams, a Colts squad and 10 Mini-Junior age group teams. Over 400 players make up these squads and play in the famous claret, gold and white hooped shirts every week during the 35 week season. It’s Community Department takes rugby out to schools and colleges on the Fylde Coast.
Mark Farrimond, CEO of The Envelope Works Group, said: “The Envelope Works are proud to sponsor such a prestige club as Fylde Rugby Club in what is their centenary year. With ourselves also celebrating an anniversary, we are looking forward to a successful season both on and off the pitch.
Fylde Chairman Dave Young said: “We are delighted to welcome The Envelope Works as the Club’s main shirt sponsor in the 2019-20 season. We have a group of very loyal local business partners and it’s excellent to welcome a new sponsor from Blackburn as we’re keen to extend our market to a wider Lancashire audience. The Envelope Works is a top company with a range of quality products using innovative technologies. We believe this will be the start of a highly effective, mutually productive partnership.”
(l to r) Fylde Chairman Dave Young, Envelope Work’s Mark Farrimond and Fylde Commercial Manager John Chapman.
A mock-up of Fylde’s 1st XV Centenary playing shirt.