MAIN MATCH SPONSOR
Today’s match sponsor is Affinity Packaging, and innovative printed packaging manufacturer based in Leyland.
‘Affinity was formed in 2014 through a buy-out of Leyprint. Affinity spe- cialise in producing Folding cartons which is the most sustainable form of packaging.
The party today is led by Managing Director Chris Dew who said “Affinity are truly ‘passionate about packaging’ with an excellent reputation for quality and service.”
The business has had a close association with the club mainly through Chris’s 34 year involvement including roles as First Team Captain, Coach, Chairman of Rugby and currently Management Committee mem- ber. Son Garth played all his junior rugby at Hoppers and returned to Hoppers as First Team Coach after pursuing a professional career with Sale Sharks and other Championship and National One teams.
Chris’s fellow Directors Edward and Anthony Mould also carry on the family link with the past. Their father George was a former player but the most recent family member to turn out for Hoppers was Will Mould back in early 1990s whose father Chris Mould is still a regular supporter of the club.
Chris Dew said, “Affinity is delighted to sponsor today’s game. Our recent multi-million pound investment in an additional large format production line has allowed us to double our turn- over since 3 years ago. So it is fitting
to celebrate our growth with our val- ued business partners family friends and Hoppers stalwarts who have all contributed to our success. In terms of today’s game we would love to see another victory for the team who hopefully on their way to promotion.”
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Welcome to former pupils and headmaster of St Pius X who are having a reunion lunch. Many thanks to Martin Hothersall for organising.
A warm welcome and thank you to BG Fencing who are dining and have been great supporters of the club and in particular donated time and materials to the play area refurb.