A rugby academy in Bristol has recently (September, 2014) received a Kia Sportage as part of a sponsorship deal with us.
The Bristol Rugby Academy and our dealership on Feeder Road will be working together during the 2014/15 season.
(From left to right) Darren Wesson, Kia Business Specialist at Wessex Garages, hands over the keys to the new Kia Sportage to Mike Hall, Academy Manager at Bristol Rugby Academy.
Mike Hall, Academy Manager at Bristol Rugby Academy, said: “We're grateful to Wessex Garages for their fantastic support and we would like to thank the company for our new vehicle.
“Having the Kia Sportage will enable myself and Gary Townsend, who is our Player Development Manager, to visit local schools and clubs as part of the strategy of raising the profile of the Academy within the local area.
“The partnership is allowing the Academy to move forward and meet our objectives of engaging with as many players, coaches and teachers across the region."
The Bristol Rugby Academy is one of the leading elite rugby academies in the UK. It services players from in and around Bristol and the South Gloucestershire areas.
The aim of the academy is to enhance the rugby performance of identified elite rugby players and help them in their personal, educational and social development.
Keith Brock, our Managing Director, said: “We are committed to supporting and serving our local community as much as we can and as a business we are particularly passionate about sport.
“We are really pleased to be working with Bristol Rugby's academy. We are always keen to partner with clubs in the areas close to our dealerships. When Bristol Rugby announced it would be moving to Ashton Gate Stadium it seemed like a natural choice for us to support them as we already have a long-standing relationship with Bristol City Football Club, which is also based at the stadium.
“As part of our support for the club we're looking forward to strengthening the relationship we have with Bristol Rugby's supporters with more exclusive offers and competitions, via the team and our 'Wessex Premier Club'."
For more information, please call our dealership on Feeder Road on 01172 449 239.