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Volkswagen’s sponsored rugby team make it onto the telly

Earlier this week a local rugby team sponsored by Volkswagen Bury St Edmunds got a taste of fame by appearing on BT Sports show ‘Rugby Tonight’.

The Bury Foxes appeared on the hit show for rugby fanatics after being transported to the Olympic Park studios with help from their sole sponsor.

The female team took part in a number of the show’s segments including the “smash-o-meter” and the lineout demonstration by Rob Webber, a popular hooker for Bath Rugby.

Team manager and player Sara Clarke said the team were delighted to make it on to their favourite show and it gave them the perfect boost to their profile in women’s rugby.

“We had a great time filming yesterday. We were all so excited about meeting the hosts and we’ve even kept in touch with the other team that was on the show, Beccehamian RFC.

“It’s all good publicity for the club.

“We’d like to thank our sponsors Volkswagen Bury St Edmunds who funded our transport down to the studios and back. It is great to have the backing of a major local business and we couldn’t be more grateful.”

The Northern Way car retailer recently renewed their sponsorship of the women’s team by investing £1,500 towards their branded rugby kits.

Robert Rolfe, brand manager at Volkswagen Bury St Edmunds said: “We feel privileged to be involved with such an established local group.

“It was great to see them represent Bury St Edmunds on national television. We wish them every success.”

For further information about sponsorships, please contact Volkswagen Bury St Edmunds on 01284 763441.