From One Safe Pair of Hands to Another

Published: 30/10/2019 By Jessica Chalmers

We are thrilled to be in our second season of sponsoring the brilliant Chiswick Rugby Club Juniors.This relationship began one chilly Sunday morning when I turned up at the pitch with my slightly apprehensive son for his first rugby trial. The community spirit was palpable; the coaches warm but no-nonsense approach had the children engaged and focused in no time at all. On the side lines, the many familiar faces, as is the way in this large village we call Chiswick, were warming hands and souls with hot cups of coffee, not to mention the bacon butties which were soothing a later than planned night before!

After each session the children are brought together to celebrate their teammates achievements, not only to celebrate the player of the morning but also to see who will be awarded the all-important TREDS cup. The cup is given to the player who displayed the key core values: Teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline, sportsmanship. After much applause the children rumble into line for a well-deserved hot dog.

From that morning I knew CRFC was a club Whitman & Co should support. Its character and community vibe reflect our values totally. We’re incredibly proud to be sponsoring the Junior shirts; long may this relationship continue. Unfortunately, my sons Rugby career was short lived, but my daughter is nearly the right age… I can almost taste the bacon butty..