Call for sports kit sponsors for Ripon Grammar

Top school sports stars are appealing for support from their community.

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 10:41 am

Ripon Grammar students - who have competed at the highest levels, winning a series of prestigious national and regional titles - are keen to get back in the game after lockdown, but desperately need some new team kits.

RGS director of sport Adam Milner said students were excited to be returning after missing out on so much: “It would mean the world to them to have local community support behind them.

“When students put on their smart new team kit, bearing the RGS crest, and they’re proud to feel a part of something big, that is so important. It really will make a difference.”

Rugby player Felix Lees, 14, told how he and his teammates were looking forward to getting back to playing matches.

“I miss the atmosphere in the changing rooms before and after a match, and that much sort-after place in the back of the bus after winning a game,” he said.

Sixth form student Poppy Lawson, 17, agreed: “I miss the feeling of winning, celebrating with my team-mates and the thrill of playing hockey.”

“For those companies who sponsor us, the reach is huge,” added Mr Milner.

“We usually play more than 300 local, regional and national matches each year.”

Now that cricket and some athletics were starting up, he said there was lots in the diary for the next academic year.

“Competitive sports are such a huge part of many of our students and their families’ lives. We’re ready to return to a full sporting calendar in September and hope to come back with a bang.”

Sponsorship offers to: Mr Milner on [email protected] Team kits cost between £500 and £750.