A women’s rugby team trying to dispel the myth that the sport is just for men has the backing of a new sponsor.
The Doncaster Demons rugby union team has won the support of Twenty Four IT Services, which already sponsors the Doncaster Knights professional men’s team, with both teams playing out of Castle Park.
Doncaster Demons was founded in 2004 and is currently on a recruitment drive to get more women involved in the sport.
Tony Houlihan, managing director of Twenty Four IT Services, said: “We are extremely proud to support such a determined and valuable set of players in the growth of rugby for all, regardless of who you are or where you’re from, boy or girl, there is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of something memorable.
“The sponsorship is all about putting the women at the forefront of their game, supporting them in their future endeavours and giving the Demons the full backing and resources to continue to grow and flourish.”
Doncaster Demons team manager Gemma French said: “We are overwhelmed and very excited to have Tony and Twenty-Four IT Services recognise the team’s ability and determination to continue to succeed and create a legacy for all the players that have chosen the Doncaster Demons as their team.
“This partnership definitely takes the team onto the next level, with Twenty-Four IT Services already being a long-term supporter of rugby at both the elite and grassroots level.
“We hope to develop our partnership and deliver great experiences for our players and fans. The new match kit has created an impressionable and unified identity with the team, our sponsor and the club we play for.
“We look forward to wearing our new kit with pride, feel part of something bigger and look forward to what the future brings for the team.”