Lytham solicitors, Alexander Grace Law, have agreed to sponsor the town’s historic rugby club for the next three years.
The sponsorship provides a welcome boost for the Woodlands Memorial Ground club who – like many sports clubs – have felt the pressure of the pandemic.
Former professional footballer and current Sky Sports pundit Iain Dowie (see below) recently joined Alexander Grace Law as New Business Director.
He said: “As newcomers to the area, having only opened offices in Lytham and Blackpool in 2020, the welcome we’ve received from the local community has been humbling.
“We are firm believers that sports clubs are an essential part of any community, especially the likes of Fylde Rugby Club which has been entertaining local rugby fans for over 100 years.”
“And, of course, the Club is more than the 1st XV competing in the National Leagues. It runs 17 teams every weekend, from the Under 6s to U’16s; Colts, and four senior teams, comprising more than 400 players. The Woodlands has been a centrepiece of sport and social life on the Fylde Coast throughout its long history.”
The decision to sponsor the club may have surprised some, given current restrictions meaning the club can’t play.
However, as Iain explains, this did not deter Alexander Grace Law: “The fact that Fylde can’t play at the moment actually made us want to sponsor them even more.
“Now more than ever, the club needs support, and we are delighted to be working alongside Fylde RFC as sponsors, even if play is currently suspended.
“We’re already excited to meet the club’s members and supporters as soon as some level of normality returns, and we’ll definitely be attending home matches when possible. In the meantime, we wish the club every success for 2021 and beyond.
On what the sponsorship means for the club, Fylde RFC Chairman, Mike Brennand, said: “Like any sector that relies on people coming through the door, professional sports have been hit hard by the pandemic.
“Alexander Grace Law’s sponsorship provides a welcome lift to everyone associated with Fylde Rugby Club and the local community.”
“The Fylde has been represented by this club since 1919. It does great work with the community’s youth and the likes of Sir Bill Beaumont, Brian Ashton MBE, Jason Robinson OBE and a host of British Lions and internationals from 12 countries, have all plied their trade here.
“With Alexander Grace Law’s sponsorship and the continued support of the Fylde community, we remain hopeful that there’s at least another 100 years in us yet and we can’t wait to welcome the solicitors’ staff and clients into our grounds when we can.”
Alexander Grace Law provides a modern, client-led legal service to clients in a range of areas, including Residential and Commercial Conveyancing, Lasting Power of Attorney, Wills, Probate & Estate Administration and Court of Protection. Click here for more details www.AGLFylde.co.uk .
In addition AGL are offering 10% off our fees to all club members if they show a valid membership card – 2019-2020 season will be accepted until newer membership cards are issued. This would be off our fees and doesn’t include third party fees such as search fees or ID checks etc.
Fylde RFC relies on support from the business community – please consider AGL if you need legal services.