24 September 2015
Chepstow RFC helped over the line thanks to Principality
A rugby club in Chepstow has been donated a gift with a difference by Principality Building Society to help celebrate a special anniversary.
Chepstow RFC has been given post and flag pads for the club by Wales’ largest building society, to mark the first birthday of Principality’s Chepstow high street agency opening.
The pads have an interesting heritage prior to their new home, as they were once used in a Wales V South Africa game back in 2010. Despite the score not ending in Wales’ favour on that occasion, it’s hoped the legacy of the now rebranded pads will act as a lucky charm for Chepstow RFC.
Speaking about their gift, Andrew Morris player and committee member at Chepstow RFC said, “We’re so grateful to Principality for donating the pads which are essential to our game. It’s even more exciting knowing the history behind this equipment. We’re looking forward to getting out on the pitch and winning some games with our new look pitch accessories.”
James Enos, Principality’s Agency Manager said, “We were delighted to be able to mark our Chepstow agency’s first birthday with this donation to Chepstow RFC. It’s been a successful year since opening our first agency in Chepstow and we’ve been pleased to engage with the local community too.
“At Principality we pride ourselves on being at the heart of communities throughout Wales and the borders. Every year we take on a range of voluntary work and local sponsorships to support the areas in which we live and work. We were delighted to help out Chepstow RFC.”
Principality has created strong links with Wales’ rugby community and began sponsoring the Principality Premiership in 1996, helping to give much-needed funds to grassroots clubs up and down the country. Earlier this month, it was announced that Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium will be re-named Principality Stadium in January as part of a 10 year deal with the WRU to support welsh rugby at all levels.
Following the opening of the Chepstow branch in 2014, Principality Building Society now has 53 branches and 18 agencies in Wales and the borders.