We’re proud to support the local community and its sporting teams as the main sponsors of Barrow Rugby Club for a third year and new sponsors of Barrow FC.
RfM has had a long association with Barrow RFC, not least acting as their accountants for almost 90 years. For Managing Partner Elaine Harris, the connection is more personal. “My own family’s association with the club goes back to the 50s when my late father, Brian Backhouse, was a player and then coach.
“Barrow Rugby Club and rugby league in general has been a big part of our family life. I can even remember a young player by the name of Paul Crarey turning up at our house each week for my Dad to give him a lift to training and matches!” That young player is now the new coach and he is grateful of the support RfM’s sponsorship brings.
“It’s great that we’ve got good companies with firm financial standings and firm bases in the town. With the help of companies like them it’s going to give us every chance of success in the new season!”
A shirt to wear with pride
It’s an exciting time to have our new logo on the kit too as Commercial Manager Pete Murphy explains, “This year it’s going to be a massive strip commercially for the club. As always the final design of the kit will be a closely guarded secret, but it will be a homage to the 60th anniversary of Barrow winning the Challenge Cup and Lancashire Cup in 1955, and proudly we will display RfM on the front of it.”
A perfect fit
Steven Casson, Commercial Manager for Barrow Football Club, is excited to have RfM on board as a new sponsor. “I’m delighted with the sponsorship and the aesthetic of it has been really great; the team has done a fantastic job with the rebranding.
“RfM is very prominent in the area; they have offices in Barrow, Ulverston and Preston and that’s what we’re really trying to get to grips with, engaging with a local business who serves the local community through employment and services. This is a perfect fit for what we are attempting at AFC, trying to get more local and get more to the grassroots level and to give something back.”