Ventnor RFC has been overwhelmed by the generosity of its sponsors in the build-up to the 2012/13 rugby season.

The club’s main sponsors AJ Wells and Sons, Wightlink, Ventnor Haven Fishery and Westridge Skips have all provided generous contributions, and a large number of local people and businesses have come forward to sponsor individual match days. A special mention also goes to Howdens Joinery, who have sponsored the installation of the club house’s excellent new kitchen.

Club Chairman and veteran player Warren Riches said “I can’t believe how generous the local community has been in supporting the club. This club wouldn’t exist without this sort of support and I speak on behalf of all club members when I say thank you to our sponsors”.

Ventnor RFC, which fields teams in the Snows Group Hampshire Division 2 and Snows Group Merit Table Division 3, are looking forward to an exciting season with play commencing on Saturday 15 September with Ventnor 1st XV hosting Chineham at home and the 2nd XV travelling to face Fawley’s second team.