Rugby Spring Cup kicks off

THE Rugby Bundaberg Spring Cup has been given a shot in the arm as teams get ready for the first round of the competition this weekend.

All-Safe Energy Efficient Products owner and lifetime rugby fan Richard Cullum has given the sport a financial boost, signing on as a major sponsor.

Cullum has pledged $3000 to help pay for grounds hire and ambulance cover.

Rugby Bundaberg president Bruce Dalton said the sponsorship had come just in time as the first match of the season approached.

“This is a major step in the right direction for us and will help us cover basic costs,” he said.

“Without sponsorship from organisations such as All-Safe the game would not be able to be played at the level that it is.”

Rugby Bundaberg is appealing to the business community for further sponsorship.

“There is a very strong passionate rugby union community here and we want to provide the best possible competition we can,” Mr Dalton said.

“Without sponsorship the cost is passed on to clubs and players which doesn't help anybody.”

Dalton encouraged rugby fans to get down to Across The Waves Sports Grounds on Friday night for the first round of the competition.

“We want people to get behind the sport at a grassroots level and come out to games for an enjoyable evening and some great football,” he said.

“We've got a big community of rugby fans in Bundaberg and we want them to enjoy the sport locally.”

Alloway Falcons will clash with Wests Barbarians at 6.30pm followed by Isis Crushers and Turtles at 8pm.

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