Property consultancy invests £60k in local rugby club

(L-R) Martin Johnson, Scott Moore, managing partner, TMDP Group, Melvyn Wright, chair Leicester Lions RFC and Andy Key, head coach, Leicester Lions

Leicestershire-based property consultants TMDP Group has signed a three-year sponsorship deal that will see the architectural design and construction organisation provide long-term backing for Leicester Lions RFC based in Blaby.

TMDP Group, which incorporates architectural design and property management consultancy TMDP LLP and construction and project management company TMDP Special Projects, has pledged its support to the North League 2, amateur rugby club to the tune of £60,000.

The sponsorship package includes the club’s first and second teams newly designed home and away playing kit, wet and dry training kit, after-match wear, coaches equipment and club expenses.

The new TMDP logoed kit, produced by Zoo Sport, was revealed recently with a helping hand from Leicester Tigers and England rugby legend Martin Johnson, who has a long association with the club.

Scott Moore, group managing partner TMDP said: “We are very excited about our new sponsorship deal and our association with Leicester Lions RFC.

“Local rugby is the lifeblood of the sport and as life-long rugby fans we are only too pleased to throw our support behind the team and offer them some financial stability for the next three years. The drive and motivation of Leicester Lions is reflective of our own organisation and we’re really looking forward to watching this ambitious club flourish with TMDP Group blazoned across their chests.

Andy Key, head coach, Leicester Lions RFC said: “The club has high ambitions for the future both on and off the field and it is important that we develop our plans that involve companies like TMDP. We are delighted that they have signed a three year deal as our main sponsor and, Scott and his team, have already demonstrated that they want to support us in many other ways.”

Leicester Lions RFC works closely with Leicester Tigers development team, providing opportunities for young Tigers’ players to benefit from regular first team play with the club.