Sponsor of Colchester Rugby Club

Horizon Construction Group is proud to become a sponsor of Colchester Rugby Club.

Phil Holding, Managing Director at Horizon Construction, said:

“With a Colchester-based office, having links to such an inspiring and long-established rugby club wasn’t a difficult decision for us.

The history of the rugby club also has close ties with the Pertwee family. The Grandfather of Mark Pertwee, Managing Director at Pertwee Estates and an established client of Horizon Construction for 20 years, was the club’s founder.”

An excerpt from the club’s early history:

“The first references to rugby being played in Colchester date back to 1875, but the current club was established in 1925. The founder was local businessman Norman Pertwee who created the club with some fellow enthusiasts, including local GP Dr Nolan-Fell a New Zealander who won 7 caps for Scotland between 1901 and 1903, perhaps making him the first “Kilted Kiwi”. Fell persuaded his colleagues that the club should adopt the team colours of his native land, hence the All-Black strip club players still wear. The club took the Raven as its symbol, those being the birds depicted on top of the town hall in Colchester High Street.” (Source: Club History, www.colchesterrugby.co.uk)

We look forward to being actively involved with Colchester Rugby Club.

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