Box Steam Brewery Bath Rugby

Wiltshire-based Box Steam Brewery has signed up for a second year as the exclusive beer sponsor for Bath Rugby Ladies.

The independent brewer, established in 2004, has developed a close bond with the team, who ended the 2016/2017 season top of the Women’s Championship South West 2 league.

The continued partnership means that the brand’s logo will again appear on both the first and second teams’ official kits.

Andy Roberts, managing director of Box Steam Brewery, said: “We are delighted to keep this partnership going.  Supporting a local team is important to us and these women are passionate about rugby and bringing more people into the game.

“Sport is good for everyone and supporting our local community is something we are committed to doing. We wish the ladies the very best of luck with the new season. They did so well last year, it can only get better and better.”

Sarah Burgess, of Bath Rugby Ladies, added: “The support from Box Steam Brewery is exactly what we need. It’s thanks to their backing that we can keep our club alive and strive to be the best.

“We take our sport very seriously, indeed women’s sport is being taken more seriously. We want to be a part of that and are so pleased that Box Stream Brewery does too. For the players and all the people that support us, we are determined, more than ever, to achieve our goals this season. We’re so grateful for the partnership with Box.”

Box Steam Brewery, which has its headquarters in Holt, near Bradford on Avon, has Piston Broke, the official beer of Bath Ladies RFC, on tap at the Pulteney Arms in Bath, where the team enjoy a pint after a match. In celebration of the start of the season, the Pulteney Arms’ chef has created The Pulteney beef, Piston Broke ale and vegetable pie, which is now on the menu.