Chamber kicks off the New Year with new Patron

The Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce Sheffield Eagles have become the first new Patrons of 2016. The Eagles join Rotherham United and Barnsley FC as professional sports clubs who are Patrons of the Chamber

The Challenge Cup winners have been a member of the Chamber since 2012. For the forthcoming Season they will be playing their home games within a drop kick of Rotherham at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park on Bawtry Road. This longstanding relationship with the Chamber has now been taken further and will continue to develop throughout the year.

As part of the relationship Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber will feature on the front of this seasons kit and will also be hosting a series of networking events for members around home games for over the forthcoming year (further details will be available on the Chamber website soon).

Mark Aston, Director of Rugby said: “We’re delighted to be strengthening our relationship with Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce and particularly pleased to become patrons.

The Chamber have been fantastic allies of ours over the years and it’s great that we’re continuing to bear their name on the kit for this coming season. We’re keen to develop as a business as well as a club and becoming patrons of the Chamber is a big step in the right direction for us. With our home games being played at Bawtry Road we’re ideally located and I’m sure that we will see lots of benefits from our partnership
We’re looking forward to another exciting season and this is another boost to the club as we prepare for the challenges ahead”.

Mark Hannigan Operations Manager at the Chamber commented: “With Sheffield Eagles going full time from this season we are pleased that they have chosen to come on board as a Patron and work with our Chamber in enhancing their commercial offering to local Businesses. With the success and profile the Eagles have, we are looking forward to working with Mark Aston and the club.

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