The Kingstone Press National Conference League (NCL) has confirmed a new partnership deal with kit, ball and equipment suppliers, Rhino and car sales giants, Arnold Clark.
The sponsorship is worth over £200,000 to the 50 team competition over three years and is believed to be the biggest single sponsorship deal within the Community Game.
Rhino and Arnold Clarke will become Partners of the NCL and Rhino will be the official Kit, ball, team wear and equipment provider to each of the 50 NCL clubs.
In return, all NCL clubs will wear the Rhino kits for all First Team games and use Rhino balls. Rhino and Arnold Clarke will be provided with advertising space within the shirts and the clubs’ match day programmes.
Rhino are currently the Ball and equipment suppliers to the RFL, and Official Ball Supplier to the Betfred Super League.
The NCL Chairman, Trevor Hunt stated. “This is an amazing partnership for the clubs, which not only provides them with a brand new kit for each of the next three seasons and match balls, but also enables them to increase their commercial income by the sale of more advertising upon their shirts for local sponsors.
“Rhino and Arnold Clark have worked hard to put together a deal that will benefit all the clubs and we are delighted to have them on board as Partners.”
Rhino Managing Director, Tony Colquitt stated, “We are delighted to enter into this innovative partnership with the NCL. Rhino has several high profile partnerships within the professional game. However we are very keen to provide an input into the community game that can provide a significant impact upon the efforts of those who work hard to keep the grass roots of the game flourishing. We believe this deal can be mutually beneficial whilst assisting each club in improving its commercial turnover.”
Russell Borrie, Group Franchise Director at Arnold Clark said, ‘We’re delighted to help support the National Conference League and assist with funding these terrific playing kits. Investing in grassroots sport teams within our local communities has always been incredibly important to the Arnold Clark Group.’