In The Community

Emerald Athletic FC in Wolverhampton, England

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This football team, which counts Rush employee Joe Yates as one of its players, is the latest to be sponsored by The Group. Emerald Athletic FC was formed in 1984, starting life in Division 6 of the Wolverhampton Sunday League, eventually finding our way up to Division 3 for the 99/00 season after back to back promotions. They then rose to Division 1 for 08/09 season, and then in 2014 reached the Premier League.

The team has occupied 5th or 6th place in the Premier League, with the 17/18 season being arguably their most successful to date. They reached two cup finals, their first since the year 2000, the Premier Cup, and the prestigious Birmingham County Cup.

Joe has been playing for the club for nearly six years.

K.S. Budowlani Łódź, over 6’s – rugby

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The Group is delighted to sponsor this rugby club, close to it’s Polish office. The rugby club was formed in 1968 and is the Polish Rugby club seven- times Polish Champion and six time Polish Club winner.

The children play three times a week and are coached by volunteers who are all  ex rugby players.

A lot of the children come from families who cannot afford to donate a lot of money to the club, so Rush was more than happy to help with buying new outfits and jackets.