Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Rugby star signs with Woodland Sport

from Woodland Sport…

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David Barnes Signs Sponsorship Deal with Woodland Sport

Woodland Sport have signed a sponsorship agreement with respected former rugby star David Barnes to act in an ambassador role for 2016. Barnes, a former Bath prop with over a decade’s involvement with the Rugby Players Association has filled the role of RPA Director and RPA Chairman with great distinction.

Taking on various challenges to raise monies for specific charitable causes, he was part of a group that saw 42 people climb Kilimanjaro and raise over £225,000 for charities, including Help for Heroes, Restart and the RFU Injured Players Foundation. He also brings a wealth of knowledge from his most recent experience of working in the commercial sector.

The agreement will see Woodland Group and Barnes working closely together to ensure Woodland Sport strengthen their business in the rugby sector, an important core market to Woodland Sport moving forward.

Speaking at the announcement, Deborah Smith, Head of Woodland Sport said, “We are delighted to announce this partnership with David. He has valuable insights and his past experience as a player means that he is a great addition to the Ambassador Team. It also reinforces our commitment to the rugby sector as a strategically important sector that we are looking to expand in.”

Woodland Sport is a unique and innovative supply chain solution designed especially for the sports industry. Powered by Woodland Global, a leader in global logistics and supply chain, the operation is transforming the way in which sports clubs and organisations operate within the retail business.

Woodland Sport Ambassador and former professional rugby player, David Barnes said, “I am looking forward to working in partnership with Woodland Sport to support rugby clubs across Europe benefit from their proven supply chain solution. Having been involved in rugby as a player and administrator for over a decade, and knowing the importance of trusted logistics within the sport, I am confident that the unparalleled offering from Woodland Sport will be a huge success.”

With 15 staff based in the Irish office in Ballycoolin, Dublin, and 550 worldwide, the Woodland Group is one of the largest independent operators of freight forwarding and logistics services in the UK.

For detailed information about Woodland Sport, visit http://woodlandsportslogistics.com

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