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Somerset County Cups Sponsored by Webb Ellis

New Sponsors for Somerset County Cup Rugby competitions


Somerset County Rugby Football Union Limited is pleased to announce that their County Cup competitions will be sponsored for three seasons by Webb Ellis Limited starting with the 2016/17 season.


The agreement covers the County’s three senior competition, which will be renamed:

– The Webb Ellis Somerset County Cup

– The Webb Ellis Somerset County Vase

– The Webb Ellis Somerset County Women’s Cup


Andy Shorney, President of the Somerset County Rugby Football Union, said: “The competitions have been without a sponsor for a couple of seasons, and we grateful to Webb Ellis for agreeing to sponsor these three competitions.


“We received enquiries from a number of organisations, nationally and locally, who wanted to back these competitions – and we thank them all for their interest – but the Webb Ellis name is the oldest in the world of rugby.”


The Somerset Cup was reintroduced in the 1970/71 season and the present holders are Hornets RFC while the Somerset Vase began in the 2005/6 season and the holders are Yatton RFC.  The Women’s Cup has been introduced this season in recognition of the growth in the Ladies game.


Webb Ellis manufactures apparel and sports equipment focusing on rugby not just for the elite professional level elite but the design products for all levels and experience. They already sponsor a number of rugby union teams and federations around the world.


Lawrence Webb, managing director of Webb Ellis, said: “We have been the kit provider for the County’s representative teams, so we are delighted to extend our association with Somerset County RFU and their three senior competitions.”