Aldi extends partnership with Saints Sport

Friday 17 November 2023

ALDI UK has renewed its Sport Sponsorship deal with Saints Sport and the University of St Andrews Rugby Club for the 2023-24 academic year. The sponsorship deal will provide opportunities for Aldi UK to support the career progression of St Andrews students and help them onto their chosen career pathway by providing opportunities to deliver themed workshops and participate in the University’s work shadowing programme.

ALDI UK has been a sponsor for the University of St Andrews Rugby Club since 2014. Saints Rugby is one of the University’s leading sports clubs with Men’s rugby one of a small number of targeted performance teams at St Andrews.

Led by highly experienced Director of Rugby David Morris, players have access to a professionally run, ever expanding rugby programme that offers a comprehensive programme of training and competition, complementing their world-leading academic education as part of the truly unique student experience. The club continues to grow and develop as the Men’s 1XV continues to compete in Premier North 1 and the ladies side introducing a 2nd competitive ladies team into BUCS.

Dave Morris, Director of Rugby, said “Saints Rugby is delighted to have Aldi as our valued partner for the 2023-2024 season. We are extremely grateful of Aldi’s ongoing support that enables us to develop our students through rugby. I believe my experiences as an Aldi customer gives a great 4-point coaching and leadership template for a rugby team/club:

1. Brilliant basics – The fundamentals of the game
2. Seasonal changes – Planning for the changing of the weather and adapting your game
3. The middle isle – The special play – delivering something unexpected!
4. Connection with people – Understanding that all our interactions leave a trace. Create a sense of belonging!”

Adam Ivins, Men’s Club Captain added “”We are delighted to be continuing our long-term partnership with ALDI, their support throughout the year means so much to us as a student club, and their graduate programme provides students with brilliant opportunities for after they graduate”

Ada Fathers, Ladies Club Captain, said “”I’ve loved getting to rep the Aldi brand in the 3 years I’ve played rugby for St Andrews, its definitely made my weekly Aldi shops much more exciting!”

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