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RSV continue Captains Bar sponsorship

Local firm RSV Building Plastics and RSV Van Hire Ltd have continued to support the Robins in the Kingstone Press Championship after remaining as the Captains Bar sponsor for 2017.

The prestigious bar, located in the Joinery Depot East Stand at KCOM Craven Park, pays tributes to some of the club’s greatest ever skippers from over the years, with current club captain Shaun Lunt adding his name to the likes of Roger Millward MBE, Harry Poole, Mike Smith and Mick Vella when appointed to the role at the start of the season.

RSV Building Plastics, a leading stockist of Upvc building plastics, and RSV Van Hire, one of the fastest growing van hire companies in the area, came together to sponsor the supporters’ bar last April and have agreed to continue their support in 2017 as part of an extended partnership with the club’s commercial department.

As well as their involvement with the Captains Bar, the Hull-based business is also a member of the JP Business Club and will promote their services across advertising boards and TV screens around the stadium.

Hull Kingston Rovers CEO Mike Smith said: “The RSV team are another example of a successful local business which has expanded its partnership with the club this season and the importance of that kind of support shouldn’t be underestimated.

“By sponsoring the Captains Bar last year, they showed themselves to be ambassadors of our proud past, keen to keep the history and memories of so many former captains alive, but by backing the club now when we needed our commercial partners the most, they’ve proven that they care about protecting the club’s future as well.

“Our thanks go out to everybody at RSV Plastics and RSV Van Hire for their continued support and we look forward to working with them for another 12 months.”

RSV Plastics is one of Hull’s largest stockists of Upvc building plastics with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. They supply fascias, soffits, cladding, guttering, decorative cladding, underground drainage, sealants, windows and doors, GRP roof systems and just about anything else made out of plastic.

Sharing the same headquarters in Spyvee Street, RSV Van Hire is a van hire company with a diverse fleet that includes 9 and 17-seat minibuses, Luton vans, long and short wheel base vans, small vans and drop-side pickups to name a few. From long-term contract hire to one-day packages, RSV Van Hire caters for every situation which makes them the ideal choice when you need to hire a van or minibus.

RSV director Richard Soper added: “We first decided to sponsor the Captains Bar last year because we admired what it stood for, preserving the club’s history and heritage. This season, it’s more about wanting to support the club itself.

“We’ve developed a great working relationship with Rovers and the club is embarking on an important journey this season, one that we wanted to be part of. That’s the main reason for taking our involvement to the next level.

“With our association with the JP Business Club as well, we get a behind-the-scenes insight into the progress the club is making, whilst we also get the opportunity to promote two very diverse areas of the business not only to other members, but the Rovers fanbase as a whole.”

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