Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt and convenience retailer, is renewing its long-term sponsorship of Northern Ireland’s oldest junior rugby club as it announces its two-year renewal as principal sponsors of Carrickfergus 1st XV team.
Carrickfergus RFC was founded in 1865 and offers men, women, youth and mini rugby to the local community. Recent years have seen a considerable growth for the club, both in terms of team offerings, clubhouse and pitch facilities.
Maxol first supported the historic club in 2000 and this sponsorship renewal is taking the partnership through to 2020, as part of its ongoing investment in local communities and grass roots sport.
Brian Donaldson, CEO of Maxol said, “We are delighted to be able to affiliate ourselves with such an historic and successful club as Carrickfergus for the past 18 years. At Maxol we strive to play an active role in supporting local communities and this sponsorship both has and will enable us to do that over the coming years. We have developed a special relationship with the clubs committee and its members and are proud to be continuing our support of the growth of local sporting stars and the future success of the club.”
Welcoming the celebration and extension of the sponsorship is Carrickfergus RFC President, William McKeown, who said, “We are extremely grateful to Maxol for their continued support. The past 18 years have seen so much change and growth in Carrickfergus RFC and a lot of what we have been fortunate enough to achieve is down to the continued support from Maxol and the relationship we have forged with them.
“We are over the moon that they have agreed to extend the partnership for another two years and look forward to what the coming years will bring for both of us as a partnership and for our players.”
For nearly a century, Maxol has been at the heart of local life in Northern Ireland, whether that’s through providing fuel, goods and services for people’s everyday needs or supporting local community initiatives.