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 Stradey Sospans Girls Rugby Team

Bevan Buckland LLP is no stranger to offering support throughout the West Wales community. Their sponsorship campaigns and charitable donations have seen numerous local and regional organisations go from strength to strength. The latest initiative to receive support from the leading accountancy practice is the Stradey Sospans Girls Rugby Hub.

The Stradey Sospans Girls Rugby Hub has been in operation for three years and is proving successful throughout the community for engaging girls into our national sport. Every year since its establishment, the hub has helped approximately 70 girls, aged from 6 to 18 years of age, to get involved in rugby.

The Llanelli Wanderers Rugby Club is currently home to the Stradey Sospans Girls Rugby Hub. As host club, they have kindly supported weekly training sessions and games. The Stradey Sospans Girls Rugby Hub has also been spreading the word about their initiative throughout South Wales playing at other cluster hubs to engage more children and young people.

“The Llanelli girls team is now entering its fourth summer season with a little help from us, after reaching a number of poignant milestones in recent years. In addition to inspiring girls who have never tried the game to play winter rugby regularly as well as re-engage in summer rugby, the Stradey Sospans Girls Rugby Hub has represented girls rugby on the international stage. Team members recently acted as the official match mascot, guard of honour, flag bearers and official ball girls at the 2018 Wales Women’s Autumn International,”said Andrea Clement, Audit Manager at Bevan Buckland LLP.

The team also has a strong relationship with Welsh Rugby Union’s Women’s Participation Manager for Wales Charly Wathen, and local game changer, former Welsh Women’s International and current Ospreys player Shona Powell. This season the hub will be supported by Lianna Davies and Sian Morgan, two qualified coaches who will work to push the team forward as they continue their mission.

“We are delighted to support the continued success of girls rugby in Llanelli. Rugby is an integral part of community life in this part of Wales. Sponsorship will help the team fund the new kit, first aid and equipment they require. As a local business, we are delighted to help in any way we can, and we encourage other businesses and individuals to support the launch of the 2019 hub too,” concluded Andrea.