School rugby team all kitted out

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THE Under 13 rugby team at Richard Coates Middle School in Ponteland were recently presented with a new set of strips by team sponsor John Bardgett and Sons, which has an office in Merton Way.

Headteacher Paul Rusby said he was delighted that a company with a branch so local to the school had agreed to make such a generous donation and he also thanked Mrs Owens, one of the parents at Richard Coates, who helped to organise the sponsorship.

The shirts have been used by both the U13 girls’ and U13 boys’ rugby teams during autumn-term matches.

The picture shows the U13 boys’ team with Mark McGurk, John Bardgett and Sons’ Ponteland branch manager.