Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC are proud to announce that Gloucestershire and South West law firm Lodders Solicitors, which offers a range of legal services, particularly to the agriculture and rural sectors, will be supporting their players this season.
Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC – a partnership between Gloucester Rugby and Hartpury University and Hartpury College – provides Hartpury students with an opportunity to play at the highest level in the women’s domestic game.
Lodders, a 230-year-old firm with offices in Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Henley-in-Arden and Birmingham, has come on board as a sponsor of the ambitious Allianz Premier 15s club, based at Hartpury University and Hartpury College.
Many past and present members of the Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC squad are current or former Hartpury students who have gained international caps, including England World Cup winner Natasha Hunt, England women’s player of the year Zoe Aldcroft, Kelly Smith and Tatyana Heard.
Stuart Emmerson, Director of Business Development at Hartpury, said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Lodders Solicitors will be supporting Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC as one of the club’s sponsors this season.
“We’re extremely pleased to be strengthening our association with an organisation that shares our wholehearted commitment to supporting the farming industry and we look forward to them engaging with our growing agriculture network.”
Degrees and diplomas at Hartpury provide routes into a diverse range of career opportunities within the UK and international agriculture industry, including farm management, agronomy, policymaking, research, science and consultancy.
Lodders managing partner Paul Mourton said: “Hartpury and Lodders are both progressive, ambitious, prestigious organisations that are committed to supporting and engaging with their local communities.
“Our sponsorship and support of Hartpury and Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s RFC represent an excellent fit for Lodders and our values.
“Across the firm, we enjoy taking an active part in our local community, whether through our charitable work, especially our Lodders Charitable Foundation, or by sponsoring local events, enterprises, or sports teams.
“We are looking forward to being involved with Hartpury and its many exciting initiatives, such as its innovative Agri-Tech Centre, and supporting the Gloucester-Hartpury Women’s players.”
Lodders has 26 partners and over 150 fee earners and support staff across its office network. With its portfolio of sector and market specific top-ranking legal teams, the firm has recorded year-on-year growth in recent years.
Picture: Left to right, Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC player Ranni Samuda, Lodders Managing Partner Paul Mourton, Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC captain Natasha Hunt, and Sean Lynn, Head of Women's Rugby at Hartpury and Gloucester-Hartpury Women's RFC Head Coach