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Key sponsors remain on board for 2017

A group of key sponsors are playing their part in backing Hull Kingston Rovers in the Kingstone Press Championship after confirming their commitment to the Robins in 2017.

The club’s commercial team have been busy having conversations with partners this week and are pleased to report a positive response from a raft of the club’s biggest sponsors, with the likes of SJS Flooring Ltd, IRS, Steve Leaming Plant Hire, Wilberforce College, Teckno and Malcolm West Forklifts all pledging to support Tim Sheens’ side next season.

Discussions with sponsors are set to continue over the next few weeks but Sapphire Signs, Aspire Academy, Easy Buy, FTP Electrical and Westside Day Nursery are also amongst those to have already recommitted for 2017, with 360 Accountants one of the sponsors to offer greater investment ahead of a season in the Championship.

The club’s fans have also responded positively to the release of initial 2017 Season Membership information yesterday, with many expected to pay full price to follow the Robins next year despite the option to take a voluntary 25 per cent discount on membership prices.

Hull KR’s Head of Commercial Joe Clutterbrook said: “We always knew we had a group of excellent and loyal commercial partners here at the club and the past few days have really reinforced that.

“As a department, we have been working throughout the season on agreeing sponsorship deals with a variety of businesses at Super League levels for 2017 and many of our partners have offered to uphold those agreements in the Championship. Several of our sponsors have even offered greater investment for next season during the club’s time of need.

“It has been humbling to experience that level of backing from within the business community and we can’t thank all of our sponsors enough for their continued support.

“We still have a number of partners to speak to over the coming weeks but the indications are that our commercial revenue will remain in a strong position for 2017.”

Sean Maloney, Associate Director of 360 Accountants, said: “We’re a fairly new company, around six and a half years old, and we’ve always done something with Rovers in different guises. We think it’s a fantastic club and as we’ve grown as a business ourselves we’ve tried to support others.

“Our commitment to Hull KR for next season is an extension of that ethos. They’re a club with a lot of history and we saw how much it meant to people after the game on Saturday.

“We wanted to play our part in helping the club get back to where we think they belong and increasing our support next season is our way of doing that.”

Chris Mulqueen, Principal of Aspire Academy, said: “Where we come from and the job that we do, we work with students whose life hasn’t gone quite right and who are relying on some support to help them get back to where they need to be.

“That couldn’t be a better description of what’s just happened to Rovers as well. Everybody at some point in their life will experience something that hasn’t quite gone according to plan and will need some help getting back on their feet and back where they need to be. Yet again, that’s another great analogy for the situation at the club at the moment.

“People could walk away but that’s not going to help the club, the fans or the local community. The whole idea of investment is that you put your money in and you hope that in the long-term you get back your rewards. Sometimes, the market drops but you stick with it and you hope that it comes good.”

If you would like to discuss commercial opportunities with the club for the 2017 season, please contact the club’s commercial department on 01482 780918 or email commercial@hullkr.co.uk

Photo: Key sponsors remain on board for 2017