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Louvre signs deal with St Jacques Vikings

Louvre has signed a three-season bronze sponsorship deal with local rugby club St Jacques Vikings.

The club is one of Guernsey’s oldest and will be entering into English Rugby’s Zoo Sports Shield League for the first time this season.

The sponsorship will see Louvre become one of the primary shirt sponsors.  The deal will financially support the club as it enters the new UK league and enable more development work to be undertaken with up-and-coming young talent.

Derek Baudains, Louvre Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to be forming this new partnership with St Jacques, especially as our very own Tom Creed has broken into the team in the last year. I’m looking forward to supporting the team in what I hope will be a very successful season. Rugby has many of the values we share in our corporate sphere so this sponsorship is a natural fit for Louvre.”

St Jacques Vikings Chairman, Ian Hackeson, said: “We are really pleased Louvre Group have agreed to become one of our primary shirt sponsors for the next three seasons. Louvre are big supporters of sports within Guernsey, and we really appreciate their commitment to our club.

“Louvre’s vital financial support will help enable us to compete at our highest ever level this season, where we hope to continue our rapid development which has seen some great successes in the past three seasons. With Louvre’s support, we will also be able to continue to develop Guernsey’s talented young rugby players, following on from the great work carried out by the Guernsey Rugby Academy, which is really important for us. This is a very exciting time for the Vikings and for rugby in Guernsey, and it’s great to share this journey with Louvre.”

The St Jacques Vikings’ first game of the season is at home on Saturday 7 September 2019 at Footes Lane.