We have signed a new partnership with Bristol Sport that will see us feature on Bristol Rugby’s home and away shirts for the first time.
The deal will also bring an expanded range of Thatchers’ ciders to Ashton Gate Stadium, the home of Bristol Rugby and Bristol City FC.
As well as seeing Thatchers Gold, Haze and Dry on draught throughout the ‘new’ Ashton Gate Stadium, which is nearing completion of a £45million redevelopment, Thatchers will feature on Bristol Rugby’s kit coinciding with the club’s return to premiership rugby and the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership campaign. We will also feature on Bristol Rugby Ladies’ matchday kit.
From August 6th, football and rugby fans alike can enjoy Thatchers ciders – made just a few miles away from Ashton Gate in Sandford, Somerset, in bars throughout the stadium, as well as a new Thatchers mobile bar.
Thatchers will become the official Man of the Match partner for the Premiership rugby side, complemented by pitchside, website and programme presence. Thatchers also becomes a founder partner of Bristol Sport’s business group, The Lansdown Club.
“Thatchers ciders’ have long been a favourite at Ashton Gate. We’re pleased to see that relationship develop and extend to Bristol Rugby’s iconic home and away shirts,” Bristol Sport CEO Andrew Billingham said.
“With Bristol Rugby back in the top flight and the ‘new’ Ashton Gate Stadium on the brink of completion, it’s a hugely exciting time for the club and our commercial partners.”
Martin Thatcher added: ““We’ve enjoyed a long association with Ashton Gate and the passionate supporters of Bristol Rugby and Bristol City FC. We’re delighted to be developing our partnership with Bristol Sport at this exciting time, not just as Bristol Rugby makes a long-awaited return to the Premiership, but with their fantastic new facilities at Ashton Gate.
“We wish everyone involved with Bristol Sport and the associated clubs a very successful season and we look forward to sharing some great times with them.”