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17 Dec 2020


Maxol, Northern Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt and convenience retailer, has announced a two-year renewal as principal sponsor of Carrickfergus RFC, which marks a landmark two decades in the long-standing relationship.

Carrickfergus RFC is Northern Ireland’s oldest junior rugby club 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 has been supporting local communities in Northern Ireland for 100 years and is committed to continuing that support, explained Brian Donaldson, Chief Executive Officer, The Maxol Group. He said: “Our backing of Carrickfergus RFC now spans two decades and we are delighted to continue supporting grass roots sport.  Over the past twenty years, we have developed a special relationship with the clubs’ committee and its members and we are proud to be continuing that connection, helping to grow the sport locally and nurture the talented youth who could be stars of the future.”

Welcoming the celebration and extension of the sponsorship is Carrickfergus RFC President, Michael Simms, who said, “We are extremely grateful to Maxol for their continued support. The past 20 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.”

The latest announcement comes at a time when Maxol is marking its centenary year in Ireland where it has been at the heart of local life here, whether that’s through providing fuel, goods and services for people’s everyday needs or supporting local community initiatives.

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