Partners& stands shoulder to shoulder with York Valkyrie

Partners& is proud to be named one of the first official shirt sponsors as York RLFC reveals their brand new kit for the newly independent women’s team, The Valkyrie.

York RLFC continues to lead the way revolutionising both the Rugby League and the sporting world, with not only the announcement of their ladies’ team’s new identity as The Valkyrie, last month, the Rugby League World Cup hosts have today revealed the team’s brand new kit independent from the York Knights (men’s team).

The Valkyrie kit has drawn together businesses from across York, whom all share the same forward-thinking passion for equal representation in sports and, of course, a love for rugby.

Sports team hugging

The Club said:

“It’s time for our club to take a bold step in giving this team their own identity”. We are delighted to bring you a new look for York RLFC, one that will take us into a future for the Club and sport that we will be at the forefront of. Known for their strength, courage, endurance, agility and durability, the attributes shown by the Valkyrie are epitomised by our women’s team, one that we all believe can become the very best in this, the greatest game of all.”

Tom Kendall, Client Partner at Partners& said:

“Having followed The Knights for a long time, I couldn’t be more delighted to announce our partnership with The Valkyries. This is significant for me both personally and professionally. As a business, this opportunity personifies our ethos at Partners&, aligning with our internal belonging and inclusion programme which seeks to create a working environment where colleagues feel represented and enabled to bring their best selves to everything they do.”

Tom continued:

“On a personal level, as a father of a young daughter myself, I am pleased to be a part of this movement within the sport. After the summer’s success with England’s Lionesses, I am glad to see its lasting impact rippling through different sports, shining an important light on sporting role models for children like my daughter to see.”

York RLFC continued:

“As a club, we believe that any child should be able to aspire to play for a club that represents them and you can’t be what you can’t see. York Valkyrie is our own female warriors, elite professional rugby league players – opportunities that we are keen to provide to those youngsters, both as potential players and in our community.”

To find out more about the announcement and partnership Partners& has with York RLFC visit the club’s website, here.