RENEWABLE energy supplier Good Energy will be supporting more than 200 children playing for Chippenham Rugby Club's mini and junior sections after signing a sponsorship deal.

The deal, which will initially last the 2017-2018 season, was agreed last week to help develop grassroots rugby in the town and instil passion among younger players.

Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of Good Energy, said: “I’m thrilled that Good Energy is helping to power the grassroots of Chippenham Rugby Club. It’s a natural partnership for us: the club has a great community ethos.

"We’re so proud to help the club welcome local boys and girls that want to play rugby, regardless of gender or ability. I can’t wait to get more involved in the club and watch the kids progressing on the pitch.”

Alex Brooks, chairman of Chippenham RFC’s Minis added: “We’re really proud of our vibrant, successful club and our work to encourage boys and girls into the sport and bring out the best in them – both on and off the pitch. But we simply couldn’t do what we do without our generous sponsors, so we’re over the moon to have a purpose-driven company like Good Energy on board.”