We would like to take this opportunity to thank the many local businesses and individuals in and around Dorchester for their continued and valued support to the Rugby Club.
We would like to express our thanks to Highwood for their continued support as Main Club Sponsor for the 2017/18 Season. The financial support given to the Club by Highwood and our other Sponsors can not be underestimated.
If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor please contact our Sponsorship Manager:
Alex Scrivener e-mail: email@example.com Mobile: 07917 263681
Nick Hodge e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 07780 687921
There are various opportunities to suit all budgets and all Sponsorship Opportunities can be tailored to suit your particular needs.
Sponsorship Opportunities include.....
In addition to the First Team we have two senior mens teams, a ladies team, Colts Team and up to ten Junior teams.
Shirt sponsorship is available through the club which will include the business name or logo on the front of the shirt.
Shirt sponsorship is:
Under 7’s to under 12’s £500 per team for team shirts which lasts for 3 yrs
Under 13’s to Under 16’s £750 Plus VAT per team for team shirts which lasts for 3 yrs
Pitch side Advertising Board
A great chance to advertise and promote you business all year round.
First year - £320.00 + VAT (includes manufacture of the board).
Second and subsequent years - £105.00 + VAT
Matchday Programme Advertisement
Promote your business and support the Club at the same time.
You provide the advert (mono only), we promote your business.
The following rates are for inclusion in the programme for the whole season:
• Full page advertisement - £210.00 + VAT
• Half page advertisement - £120.00 + VAT
• Quarter page advertisement - £75.00 + VAT
• 1/8 of a page - £40.00 + VAT
First Team Matchday Sponsorship
• Lunch for 10 Guests including 5 bottles of wine.
• Free entry for Sponsor and Guest’s.
• Advert on Centre page of the Match Programme.
• Exclusive use of Sponsors Bar.
• Complimentary Match Day Programmes.
£350.00 plus VAT (this includes one season ticket.
For selected 2nd team matches £200.00 +VAT
2nd Xv match sponsorship
For selected 2nd team matches £200.00 +VAT
This valuable contribution will support the DRFC player of your choice, offering them much appreciated financial assistance for the season.
• Recognition in home match programme alongside the player's profile.
• Invitation to the Annual Sponsors' Lunch at a home match.
• Preferential rates for hire of clubhouse facilities.
• Website Information and Business Logo in the programme
£185.00 + VAT. per year. Please state which player you wish to sponsor.
(If you have no preference, we can allocate a player for you).
Match Ball Sponsor
• Free entry for sponsor and guest.
• Centre page advert in sponsored match programme.
- £250.00 + VAT for 1/2 a season. £450 +VAT for the whole season
Why not hire your Clubhouse and Function Room for a Wedding Reception, Anniversary, Birthday Party, Conference, Meeting, or Dance Class etc. Marquee hire for your wedding or function is also available.
• Free Wi-Fi
• Licensed Bar
• Competitive Rates
For more information please contact:
Ben K King - Clubhouse Manager
on 07805491699 or email
About our teams
Our 1st XV currently play in Southern Counties South Division in which, of the twelve teams competing in that league next season, four will be from Dorset. This will be an exciting prospect for both regular and new spectators, with home derby fixtures to look forward to against Swanage & Wareham, Sherborne, North Dorset and Wimborne.
Our second team, the 'A' XV, will looking to build on their significant achievements last season, boasting a large contingent of under 19 players, most of whom have come up through the ranks of our Junior Section.
Our third XV, the Gladiators, are back in the league this season after a few years in the wilderness, and offers the opportunity for former Colts looking to move into senior men's rugby and for former 1st and 'A' XV players looking to play at a less intense level.
We are particularly proud of our Junior Section, which is able to field thirteen youth teams from Under 6s to Under 17/18 Colts, including a Junior girls team. Last season the club competed in three County Youth cup finals, becoming County champions in two of the age groups.
Women’s rugby is growing rapidly in popularity, particularly since the England Women's success in the recent World Cup in France, and the RFU is encouraging all clubs to establish a women’s team. At Dorchester we have an established women’s senior team which competes in the South West division.
However, all of this does come at some considerable cost. The Rugby Club is an amateur community sports club, run entirely by volunteers who dedicate a lot of their personal time to help provide a facility for playing rugby in Dorchester. Our income stream is very limited and therefore we are totally reliant on the goodwill from individuals and local businesses, who are able to financially support the club in the form of sponsorship and advertising.
All Sponsorship Opportunities can be tailored to suit your particular needs.
Sponsorship Opportunities include Shirt Sponsorship, Match Day Sponsorship, Player Sponsorship, Ball Sponsorship, Programme advertising and Pitchside Board advertising.
Thank you to all Supporters of the Club