With the dawn of a new era at Newport RFC following the sale of Rodney Parade to the WRU, Newport have lost the valuable income stream from the bars on site as well as the various functions and events held in the excellent on-site facilities. Other income streams will need to be found and maximised to provide the necessary levels of funding required to support a welsh premiership rugby team.
An excellent start has been made on this task and working with our partners at Friends of Newport Rugby Trust we are progressing plans for player, match and ball sponsors, as well as advertisers for our match day programme and websites. Extra effort will be required to plug the funding gap and new ideas will be needed to pursue these.
A new commercial team is being put together led by the new board of directors and we are very pleased to have some prominent former Newport players involved as well as some local businessmen not previously associated with our club but there is much to do and more help is needed.
Would you be able to assist? Do you have any expertise in this area? Do you have contacts in local business that might be interested in supporting our club? If you do, please contact Kev Jarvis – firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to your involvement and support.