EASTERN Province’s oldest township rugby club, Spring Rose, received a boost in the form of a R20000 sponsorship from NomaXhosa Construction yesterday.
The New Brighton club, formed in 1907, was given 31 blazers, caps and ties.
Rose president Xhanti Lamani said the contribution meant a lot to the team playing in the EP Grand Challenge.
“It is part of our duty as a rugby club to build these relationships with our mother body [EP] to come up with such initiatives,” Lamani said.
“It is wonderful for a rugby club like Spring Rose to take such an initiative in inviting sponsors on board.”
Lamani praised NomaXhosa Construction for offering the club support.
“Your contribution will not only help turn around Spring Rose RFC, but it will have a big impact on our youth.
“Your contribution means a lot to us.”
NomaXhosa representative Ayanda Ntlama said he had not anticipated so much excitement over the sponsorship. “From what I’m seeing, it is making a huge impact on the club and I feel it has given the youth a sense of belonging and a sense of pride that they are able to be part of something bigger.”
Ntlama said there were still many areas in which the club needed support and he encouraged other businesses to come forward to assist.