Nailsea & Backwell RFC boosted by Barratt Homes sponsorship deal

Nailsea & Backwell RFC has a three-year sponsorship deal with Barratt Homes

Nailsea & Backwell RFC has a three-year sponsorship deal with Barratt Homes - Credit: Barratt Homes

Nailsea & Backwell Rugby Club youngsters have received a boost thanks to a three-year sponsorship deal with Barratt Homes.

As well as building new homes at Parish Brook, on Nailsea's Engine Lane and a £1m-plus investment into community facilities as part of legal agreements with the local authority, Barratt has made a £400,000 contribution to the club to help improve their pitches, changing facilities and clubhouse.

And the junior teams, from under-five to under-12, will start next season with the Barratt logo on their shirts.

Anthony Warren, honorary treasurer for Nailsea & Backwell RFC, said: "We're really excited to see work starting on the huge improvement to our pitches and facilities.

"The Barratt Homes team has been really helpful and supportive and it's great to be working together as they start to build the new homes next door.

"We look forward to the possibility of welcoming new players and supporters from amongst our new neighbours as the community starts to take shape."

Nailsea & Backwell RFC's junior teams will wear shirts with the Barratt logo from next season

Nailsea & Backwell RFC's junior teams will wear shirts with the Barratt logo from next season - Credit: Barratt Homes

The new community at Parish Brook will include a broad range of sustainability measures such as solar panels and electric car charge points on a range of the homes.

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The development will also include a dedicated public open space, child-friendly play areas and a broad range of wildlife protection and enhancements including a new meadow grassland, sustainable drainage ponds and protected trees and hedgerows. A cycle path will connect the development with Engine Lane and the wider Sustrans cycle network.

Andrea Pilgrim, sales director at the Bristol division of Barratt Homes, which covers the Nailsea area, said: “It’s fantastic that works are now underway to create high quality new homes for Nailsea.

"Parish Brook offers a range of homes, catering for growing families to downsizers to first time buyers, right on the edge of the North Somerset countryside with supermarkets, high street shops and a school not far away.

"We’re delighted to be sponsoring the junior teams of the brilliant local rugby club – which will be another fantastic community facility for people living here.”

Parish Brook is just two miles’ from Nailsea & Backwell Station and not far from the M5, enabling commuting to nearby major cities. Golden Valley Primary School, which is Ofsted-rated Outstanding, is close by.

To find out more about new homes from Barratt Homes, visit www.barratthomes.co.uk.