Bath Rugby Ladies – which is celebrating its 15th season as a ladies team – has announced its continued support from Bath project management consultancy, Nine Feet Tall signing a three year sponsorship deal.
Nine Feet Tall said women’s rugby is “the largest up and coming women’s sport in the UK” and has seen “a dramatic increase” in coverage, sponsorship and professionalism in the last few years.
Bath Rugby Ladies was established in Spring 2004 by Bath Rugby Community Foundation’s Jimmy Deane and the University of Bath RFC coaches Kate Eddy and Marianne Ellis. The club was created with the view to wanting to provide “something more” to local female rugby players.
The 1st XV won the Championship SW 2 title in 2016/17, leading to promotion to the second highest league, Championship 1. Additionally, some of Bath RFC Ladies players have gone on to gain international honours, with England RFU and Wales RFU. The club is also building a support network to create new pathways for women to gain access to professional rugby in England.
Sarah Burgess of Bath Rugby Ladies said: “We really value our partnerships with local companies and are delighted to continue our partnership with Nine Feet Tall for another three years. Nine Feet Tall is a great fit for us as they are passionate about women’s sport and supporting the local community.”
Nine Feet Tall has supported Bath Rugby Ladies for two years and has a reputation for its “close alignment” with sporting projects in the local community.
Esther McMorris, founder and chief executive of Nine Feet Tall said: “Our partnership with Bath Rugby Ladies over the past two years is incredibly strong and we are excited for what is ahead for the club. We are proud to be involved in a sport that empowers woman and girls and support a club with such positive female role models.”
Pictured above: Bath Ladies team sporting jerseys featuring the Nine Feet Tall logo