Capula is proud to sponsor a newly formed independent rugby team known as the ‘Combined Services Barbarians’ that comprises current and former members of the armed forces and players from local clubs, from across seven different UK counties.
Capula’s sponsorship has funded rugby shirts for the team who aim to raise funds for the various charities that aid military personnel and their families, namely The Royal British Legion and Rock2Recovery.
The team of rugby players originally joined together for a one-off fundraising match in Cheshire in August, and decided to form an official team after successfully raising an impressive £8000 for charity from the game.
“We are extremely grateful to our sponsors Capula, who have enabled the purchase of the players’ kits and it’s fitting that they are being worn for the first time at the Armistice fundraiser game,” commented Daniel Browning, organiser and player. “As an independent non-profit team we really appreciate this support and interest in our activities.”
Mark Hardy, Managing Director at Capula commented, “When our own Junior Engineer, George Richards, a flanker in the team, approached us for support we were honoured to get involved especially, since the team is all about helping current and former members of the military. Of course now we’re involved we have become slightly biased and hope that the Barbarians go on to win all their fixtures, just as they did on Saturday!”
Image: Paul Bayliss, Operations Director at Capula, centre shaking hands with manager and player Topsy at the Barbarians' Amistice game on Saturday 10th Nov, where they won 24 – 21 against Chaddesley Corbett RFC.