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Discovery Park joins Ash RFC campaign to convert more to try game

Posted on 23/05/16

**Discovery Park has linked up with Ash RFC to support the village club in its efforts to increase membership and encourage people - of all ages - to take up the oval shaped, beautiful game.

Ash RFC celebrates its 20th birthday this year and remains at the heart of its community playing a pivotal role in promoting the importance, fun and camaraderie of team sport and outdoor exercise.

The club caters for every level from under sixes – some 100 take part in mini-rugby sessions each weekend – right up to the senior side holding their own in the Kent League.

Discovery Park has agreed to sign up as a sports partner – promoting the club wherever it can to the more than 120 companies based on site – and in due course hosting events.

Russ Timpson, one of the founding members of Ash RFC, and the owner of emergency planning specialists Horizonscan, which has offices at Discovery Park, said:

“We are in our 20th anniversary year and we want to take the next step in the development of the club by adding more adult, junior and mini-rugby teams. This link up is part of that work.”

“Having an organisation like Discovery Park support Ash RFC as a local sports partner is very helpful in achieving our aim to recruit new members and supporting organisations.

Kimberley Anderson, Corporate Relations Manager, Discovery Park, said: “Kimberley Anderson, Corporate Relations Manager, Discovery Park, said: “Ash RFC are a credit to East Kent having achieved so much over the past 20 years. It is lovely to see all ages involved and with families coming together.

“The club and the members’ commitment to bringing community together and encourage more people to keep active is really important.

“We look forward to developing our relationship with Ash RFC. Being so close to Ash RFC grounds, we also hope to encourage the community at Discovery Park to get involved too.”

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