Wednesday, 20 October 2010

The Gaylord to Sponsor Millwall Rugby Club

PRESS RELEASE 20th October 2010

MILLWALL Rugby Club have struck a sponsorship deal for the 2010/11 season with a top Tandoori restaurant. The Gaylord, located close to Millwall's Island Gardens clubhouse, is already a popular haunt for players seeking to refuel on quality curry after matches. The deal sees the club receive a cash donation while members will enjoy a discount at the Manchester Road-based eatery. In return, The Gaylord will receive publicity via the club's websites, publications and at the clubhouse.

Millwall’s Development Officer Andrew Bates says the club is going from strength to strength having opened the new clubhouse last year in formerly derelict DLR arches. "We can now play adult rugby on Millwall Park and it has really helped us get the exposure and growth we need to make good use of the clubhouse," he said.

Mr Bates said the club's strong growth has seen playing costs rise sharply too, adding: "Members have had to cover these costs so it would be remiss of us not to approach generous and successful businesspeople such as Gaylord owner Abdul Gani."

Mr Gani said: "We are delighted to sponsor the rugby club. Their members order deliveries and come in a lot so we are now looking forward to seeing more of them."

The club hopes to increase the sponsorship it secures each year. "Given our location we attract a lot of City and Canary Wharf professionals, from partners and department heads through to younger contractors," said Mr Bates. "We've also a strong and growing youth programme in the Millwall Lions and parents are joining up too. We think the growing number of people we're signing up will prove attractive to willing sponsors, be they recruiters, car-hire firms or great restaurants like The Gaylord."

To discuss sponsoring the club, call Andrew Bates on 07798 732260, or email

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