Historic rugby club secures new two-year deal
Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family-owned forecourt and convenience retailer, has announced it is to renew its long-standing sponsorship of Carrickfergus RFC with a new two-year deal that will see Maxol continue as principal sponsor of Northern Ireland’s oldest junior rugby club 1st XV.
Maxol has supported the historic Club for more than twenty years as part of its commitment to investing in local communities.
Brian Donaldson, CEO of Maxol said: “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of our friends at Carrickfergus RFC. For more than a century we have been a business that operates at the heart of the local community, and we always strive to play an active role in the communities we serve.”
"Carrickfergus RFC continues to provide fantastic sporting opportunities for local players to enjoy the game whether they’re starting out at Mini Rugby or playing in the Senior teams. They are inspiring and nurturing the next generation of players and I am delighted we are continuing our sponsorship and wish the Club every continued success."
Terence McCracken, President of Carrickfergus RFC said: "We were delighted to welcome Brian Donaldson to the Club recently. Maxol have been the main sponsor of the clubs First and Second XV for 23 years. They also continue to be a brilliant corporate partner supporting all of the club's events and staying active in club life. We are deeply proud of our Clubs longstanding relationship with Maxol, one of the leading forecourt and convenience retailers in Ireland, and look forward to partnering with Brian and his team for years to come."
Maxol have also presented Carrickfergus RFC with new post protectors for the clubs two pitches which follows the recent investment the Club has made to upgrade their floodlights on the 1st XV pitch and install new floodlights for the 2nd XV pitch. The Club is now able to host 2 floodlit games and to provide further training facilities to its rapidly growing youth boy and youth girls sections plus the adult men's and women's teams.
This investment into the playing facilities has lifted Carrickfergus into the top tier of clubs in Ireland.
Pic caption: Welcoming the celebration and extension of the Maxol sponsorship of Carrickfergus RFC is from left: Gareth McKeown, Club Captain, Carrickfergus Rugby Football Club, Terence McCracken, President, Carrickfergus Rugby Football Club and Brian Donaldson, CEO of Maxol.