Northampton Saints has announced that Mirus IT Solutions and Northamptonshire Enterprise Ltd are the new backers of the club’s Sportsmatch Community Programme.
The support of the two companies has been matched pound for pound by Sportsmatch and the total £50,000 funding will enable the Saints Community Department to continue to build on the previous two years’ successes and expand the programme into Milton Keynes.
The programme will now cover 35 primary schools and 10 secondary schools in Northampton and 10 special schools in Northampton and Milton Keynes. Year 6 and 7 students will receive coaching in tag rugby as well as a phased introduction into full contact rugby.
Over the past two years the Sportsmatch Community Programme has brought rugby coaching to many students, and Saints head of community, Sian Haynes, is delighted that the club has secured funding for a third year
“The Sportsmatch Community Programme has been one of the best received projects we have run over the past few years,” she said. “As well as taking rugby into schools that might not otherwise have been able to offer coaching, we have been able to introduce all of the good aspects of the sport too, such as team work, leadership and a healthy lifestyle.
“I would like to thank Mirus IT Solutions and Northamptonshire Enterprise for their backing of this year’s programme, and I’m looking forward to another exciting few months in the Community department.”
Mirus IT Solutions are the Saints’ Official Technology Partner, while Northamptonshire Enterprise are sponsors of the club’s Player of the Month Award.
Northampton Saints chief executive Allan Robson said that the companies’ decision to support the Sportsmatch Community Programme reflected the working relationship between the club and its sponsors.
“I am thrilled that Mirus IT Solutions and Northamptonshire Enterprise have taken the step to further their ties with us by backing our Sportsmatch Community Programme,” he said. “It is a programme that has enriched the sporting experiences of hundreds of children and I am delighted that we can now continue this into a third year.”
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Mirus IT are a leading provider of managed IT services and IT support to businesses across Milton Keynes and Northampton. Focusing heavily on proactive management and monitoring of our clients networks, we provide a truely all inclusive service allowing businesses to focus on what they do best.