City-based financial services company, Welbeck Group take on Deutsche bank as a curtain raiser for the London Scottish versus Bristol clash, on Sunday 27th November. Both companies are significant sponsors of London Scottish and will play an exhibition game at 12.00pm.
Both companies have organised strong representative teams, Welbeck include former London Scottish players Jim Kelly and Iain Fullarton, now senior consultants at the company who will be playing at The Athletic Ground for the 1st time in three years. Jim Kelly, also former Head Coach at Scottish and long serving front rower is delighted to be back, “The club holds a special place in my heart and it’s great to be back playing again and catching up with old friends. It’s a great way to mix rugby and business and raise some funds for good causes.”
Wooden Spoon will be raising funds on the day, with both Welbeck Group and Deutsche Bank contributing to the fund raising.
Welbeck Group clients who have agreed to add their weight to the day’s proceedings include former Scotland international winger, Kenny Logan and former England scrum half Andy Gormasall. Both will start on the subs bench and provide expert tactical advice to both teams. Former Premiership Referee Ash Rowden will officiate and the game promises to be a fun and competitive occasion.
Welbeck Group Practice Principal, Greg Knight also a board member and former player at London Scottish is excited by the game, “I think it is great that both companies can play an active role in sponsoring London Scottish and for both companies to play a rugby match with some high profile former players is a great way for business and sport to come together. I know our boys will be keen to beat our City neighbours!”
Welbeck Group will be sponsoring the day at London Scottish and hosting clients, guests, friends and family in their private pagoda along with a BBQ, music and childrens entertainment.