Sponsorship sees Capita branding on team’s home and away shirt

Property consultant Capita Symonds will be Bristol Rugby’s main sponsor for the forthcoming 2010/11 season. The firm has been the club’s official partner sponsor since 2004.

The new sponsorship will see Capita branding on the team’s home and away shirt - and a return to the club’s original hoop style - and official Bristol Rugby merchandise, as well as on banners and signage at the Memorial Stadium.

Steve Gorvett, Bristol Rugby CEO, said: “The hoops have always been a favourite with the club’s supporters, and for that reason, we’ve returned to the design. The home strip stays true to Bristol’s traditional blue and white, while the away strip will be red.

“Many of the shirt sponsors have increased their support of the club from last season which is a very positive sign. We’ve actually found that despite the disappointment of last season, we have had more commercial interest than previous years. It’s a real sign of the standing of this club within the city and long may that continue.”

Capita employs around 150 people in two Bristol offices at Portishead and Clifton. It has played a key role on a number of major projects in the area in recent years, including Merchants’ Academy, Cabot Circus, Oasis Academy Bristol, SS Great Britain and Bristol University.

Find out more at Bristol Rugby.