Watford Rugby Club’s youth team has announced a new sponsor for the current season.

Uponor, a leading provider of plumbing and underfloor heating solutions, will be an official sponsor for the team during the 2019/20 season.

The Watford based company teamed up with the rugby club after looking for ways to support the local community.

It donated £1,000 to pay for a new kit for 20 coaches and worked with the rugby club to create a kit design.

Fiona Casey, Watford Rugby Club youth chairwoman, said: “We are thrilled that Uponor has chosen to sponsor our youth team.

“We have coaches that have been with the club throughout their rugby career, with our under 14’s coach only just retiring from being the second team captain of the senior team.

“The rugby club means a lot to everyone, and so to allow the coaches to play a role in designing the layout of the jackets and deciding what works best for them in all weather, was an extra special touch.

“To be sponsored by a locally based, international company is really exciting for us. We sincerely thank Uponor and look forward to showcasing the kit in rugby games this season.”

Amar Dharwar, marketing and communications manager at Uponor, said: “We love being based in Watford and wanted a way to demonstrate that we are proud of our town, whilst also supporting the local community.

“Working with Watford Rugby Club is a great fit for us and we can’t wait to cheer on some victories this season!”