Local amateur rugby league club, Bentley ARLFC, will be flying the flag for South Yorkshire with the aid of sponsorship from TENSOLOGY. Having made it to National League level for the very first time, the club is vowing to use this success to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
TENSOLOGY have agreed to sponsor local rugby league club Bentley ARLFC in what promises to be the most eventful 12 months of their 60 year existence. The club will run a total of 10 competitive teams, including boys and girls teams, whilst the mens’ first team will be playing the 2022 season in the National League Conference for the very first time. As well as the busy on-field activities, the season will also see the club finally finding somewhere to call home.
In addition to sponsorship monies and other revenue, Bentley ARLFC have received £252,856 as part of Rugby League World Cup 2021’s “CreatedBy” Capital Grants Programme. The grant will contribute towards the £680,000 project for the development of a permanent home on a new site, providing suitable facilities to play and the development of a new pavilion. Their new permanent home will be at Bentley Recreation Ground, the very ground where they started out 60 years ago.
Jon Dutton, RLWC2021 Chief Executive, said: “Our ambition has always been that RLWC2021 will be the biggest and best Rugby League World Cup in history with social impact at the heart of everything we do. Bentley ARLFC have shown themselves to be a progressive club in recent years, reaching the third round of the Challenge Cup in 2020, and hopefully with the help of our programme as a result of this grant, they can continue to inspire the community with their performances on the pitch. They have also shown a real dedication to developing the future of Rugby League in the area, and this grant will help support them through their outreach work across Doncaster.”
On announcing the sponsorship deal, TENSOLOGY Managing Director, Barrie Mordue said: It is absolutely fantastic to see what is being built at Bentley. Not just the construction of the new facility but the building of a community and the sense of purpose that participating in team sports gives young people. I spent a great deal of time playing (football) on “the Rec” when I was younger, so this is something close to my heart. We wish the club every success”.