Issue 90 - Page 24

Richard Burnett recently spoke to Rugby Club Magazine about his long and positive association with Anselmians Rugby Club ,

” When I returned from University in the North East of England I was invited to join the club and play some which I duly did . My playing career lasted up until I was 40 and usually as a 2nd row forward .
I am currently a director in the legal firm HM ( Hillyer McKeown ) which operates throughout the Wirral , Liverpool and Chester regions . We have been proud sponsors of the club for the past 8 years . Many businesses involved with Anselmians are also clients of ours so sponsoring the club allows us to give something back and support the great work the club carries out both on and off the park .
These days it is more important than ever that successful rugby clubs have a commercial focus if they wish to compete successfully and survive ; balancing the books is a necessary and essential foundational part of this ! Rugby clubs don`t run themselves they require a solid plan and many hands-on volunteers who are willing and able to put in the necessary work and go beyond the cause to ensure continued growth .
Anselmians are blessed with a plethora of people willing to step up however more are always needed and welcomed . Their excellent new facilities coupled with their ongoing development plans are vital parts towards maintaining a healthy existence .
As principal club sponsors of Anselmians Rugby Club myself and all our staff at HM`s would like to congratulate everyone at the club on being recognised for their continued efforts to engage with our local community while thanking you for your support and wishing you all the very best of continued success for many more years to come !”




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” I have been aware of Anselmians Rugby Club for some time having known about the clubs development plans for many years . Getting to know the club and its members has been a real privilege for me and to see their excellent new facilities come to fruition has been quite something to behold . The clubs success on and off the pitch has come through much dedication and hard work , however they have now put themselves in a very strong position to positively affect rugby and sport throughout the Wirral and beyond . As a rugby fan I can see that the values surrounding Anselmians RFC are very much built into everything they do and I would like to congratulate everybody on being recognised as England ’ s Club of the year 2021 by Rugby Club Magazine and best wishes for many more years to come !”