Shield Batteries Sponsor BSRFC Rugby Player Will Palombo
We are delighted to announce that we are sponsoring rugby player Will Palombo at BSRFC. We wish the Bishops Stortford RFC team and Will all the very best of luck for the forthcoming 2019/20 Season.
A bit more about BSRFC
BSRFC are a community rugby club in Hertfordshire with 5 Senior sides, Touch Rugby, Ladies XV, Colts, Juniors and Minis. Their 1st XV play in National League.
The Bishops Stortford RFC was formed in 1920, playing its first matches at Dunmow Road before moving to the present location at Silver Leys in 1928. The current Clubhouse was re-opened in 1985 when an international select XV took on the First XV - and lost, although the score is lost in the folklore of the Club, where individual "wins" over current internationals never fade into the dark! Bishop's Stortford adjusted quickly to the establishment of League rugby for 1st XVs in 1987, winning promotion into London Two North in the very first season.
It was decided that a period of consolidation was then called for and, after 15 years of this(!), always in the top half of the table and with very many near misses, promotion to London One (level 5) was finally won in 2003.
In 2012 London One was renamed National 3 London & the South East and the change of name was obviously to our liking because in 2013 after 10 years of gradual progress we finally achieved promotion again as champions after overtaking long time leaders Dorking RFC in the penultimate game of the season and sealing the title on a never to be forgotten Sunny April day at Home in front of a crowd of approx 1500 against Old Elthamians RFC. They spent four seasons at level Four National 2 South 2013 -2017 never finishing outside the top three before finally sealing promotion to National One by defeating Exmouth away to be crowned Champions in the 2016/17 season.
Shield Batteries are very proud to be given the opportunity to sponsor Will Palombo for the coming season; we wish him & the team every success & we will be following their successes with keen interest.