Records broken but still no sponsor

CHELMSFORD’s 29-7 victory wasn’t just notable for keeping them in the promotion hunt in London 2 North East.

It also saw a new club record set for the most unbeaten league games in one season, the club confirmed this week. They have now gone 14 games undefeated - something that was only matched over two seasons, the end of 1989/90 and the start of 1990/91.

But while the wins keep coming and their hopes of promotion remain, Chelmsford are currently fourth, there is something missing from the Essex boys.

At the same time as the players are impressing on the pitch, off it the club are actively seeking a sponsor to front their nameless home shirts.

Despite being one of the most successful sides in the local area, this year celebrating its 90th anniversary, the cash-strapped nature of the game means the club is looking for a sponsor to supplement its strong support in all other areas.


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The fact that a �750,000 clubhouse has been extended without a primary sponsor is pretty commendable, especially as it has seen a welcome explosion in interest among youngsters in the area.

But a club spokesman said: “All sporting clubs rely heavily upon sponsorship and Chelmsford RFC is no different. With its ambitious plans both on and off the field for the coming seasons, the club is seeking support from businesses and individuals within the local community to help the club achieve its goals.

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“At present, the club is without a main sponsor - everything that has taken place so far has been achieved without a main sponsor. However, the club is ambitious and is looking for someone to help us move forward to the next level.”

While the clubhouse extension received financial help from the likes of Chelmsford Borough Council and the RFU, a “significant proportion” came from the club’s own membership.

Chelmsford run four senior men’s sides, a strong veterans sides and now has a successful ladies side in addition to more than 400 people attending the club on a Sunday for youth training and matches.

Anyone interested in learning more about supporting Chelmsford RFC can contact Rob Evans on 01245 261159 or email membership@chelmsfordrugby.com.

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