News Burra Rugby’s big win with new PAYCE sponsorship
15 August 2016 – Burraneer Rugby Club has signed a long-term sponsorship agreement with Sydney-based property development and investment company, PAYCE that will see the club receive $60,000 over three years in financial support.
The club was presented with its first cheque from PAYCE at a recent sponsors’ thank you Big Breakfast at the Minis’ Gala Day at John Dwyer Oval in Caringbah.
Club president, Dave Waugh said the PAYCE sponsorship was one of the most significant and valuable associations for the club in its 60 year history.
“Our members and supporters are over the moon with this gesture from the company and excited about the opportunities it provides for the future,” he said.
“PAYCE is well-known and respected across the Shire for its support of many community and charity based events and we are most fortunate to have them on board with this long-term partnership.
“We were indebted to PAYCE last year when they helped us out after the annual ‘Father and Son’ Under 14s’ Fiji tour was in danger of not happening due to a shortfall in our fundraising.
“PAYCE came to the party with a rescue package that not only put the tour back on track, but allowed us to move forward with some programs that had been put on the backburner.
High on the club’s list is the replacement of the clubhouse roof to complement other infrastructure upgrades that have been completed or are nearing completion at the ground. The sponsorship is also funding additional sets of club jerseys and registration fees and outfits for many young players from underprivileged backgrounds.
PAYCE’s Managing Director, Brian Boyd said it was a pleasure to support the Burra Club and particularly its focus on junior rugby.
“The club does a fantastic job in providing opportunities for all ages to enjoy the sport and the camaraderie that exists within the club.
“I am particularly impressed with the annual Fiji tour that has long been a tradition in the club. The opportunity for working dads to spend quality time with their young teenage sons in another country and experience a different culture is highly commendable and rewarding for all involved,” Mr Boyd said.
Mr Waugh said a highlight for the club last season was the success of the undefeated PAYCE Burraneer U14s Girls Seven team who won their age group premiership in the NSW Youth Sevens Series.
“Participation and interest in women’s rugby is on the rise – even more so now after Australia’s fantastic gold medal result at the Rio Olympics, and we want to provide every opportunity we can for our local girls to enjoy the sport and wherever it might take them,” he said.
“Five of our young team members have already selected in the NSW Girls Sevens Development squad and we are keen to welcome new players into the club,” Mr Waugh said.
For more information visit the club’s website at www.burraneerrugby.com or contact the club on firstname.lastname@example.org.