Scarborough RUFC have received a huge boost after McCain Foods backed their youth development scheme.
Food manufacturer McCain and the Silver Royd club will launch a new scheme called ‘Active Youth’, which will hopefully encourage the town’s youngsters to take up the sport.
Graeme Young, Scarborough RUFC’s chief executive said: “ We are delighted that McCain Foods has chosen to enter into a partnership with us to further develop our award winning youth development programme.
“McCain Foods’ involvement will significantly improve the opportunities for all children and young people in Scarborough to enjoy rugby and other sports at Silver Royd and within all the towns schools.”
The news comes as a huge boost to the club’s youth development officer, Tom Harrison.
Harrison said: “It’s great news for the club to receive the backing of a local giant like McCain.
“With McCain backing the club, it will be a huge benefit to all the youngsters who want to take up the sport, as well as the women and girls who have recently launched a team.
“This backing will really help us promote the sport of rugby union in the local area.”
Victoria Stephenson, Corporate Communications Manager at McCain said: ‘‘McCain Foods has been based in Scarborough for over 40 years and we are delighted to demonstrate our commitment to encouraging active lifestyles in our hometown.
“The quality of the facilities and coaching available at the club - coupled with the dedication of the whole team at Scarborough RUFC - are a great asset to Scarborough.
“I hope that young people and families in the local areas will come and see what is on offer.’’