Olney RFC is one of the leading community rugby clubs in Buckinghamshire, and one of the oldest; fielding teams since 1877. The club runs three senior sides plus ladies, colts, vets, girls, mini and junior rugby. With over 1,000 members, including over 450 mini and junior players, the club’s site generates waste from its popular bar area and weekly post-match lunches, and is keen to have the best environmental credentials. With Cawleys help it will be able to achieve this.
Occasionally, the club holds hugely popular special events, including a biannual ball with 500-600 attendees, and in these instances, Cawleys will provide a skip to deal with the greater amounts of waste generated.
Paul James, Chairman of Olney RFC, commented:
“We really value the support Cawleys are giving Olney RFC, in helping us with our waste management. We are a very busy community club with members and guests using our facilities every day, so having all our waste needs met by Cawleys will make a big difference to us. We know that Cawleys are a community minded family business so are delighted to receive their sponsorship.”
Cawleys will provide a full waste management service for Olney RFC, via sustainable technologies that protect the environment. Cawleys has invested in the latest technologies, including a Materials Recycling Facility and Anaerobic Digestion technology, which enables its clients, such as Olney RFC, to reach zero waste to landfill.
Cawleys, a third-generation family business, employing 250 staff, is celebrating its 70-year anniversary next year.
Anna Cawley, Cawleys Head of Customer Services, said:
“I’m so pleased we’re sponsoring Olney RFC, and hope everyone can get behind the hashtag #WeareOlney. They have a great mix of teams, and like us some really strong women players, although of course that’s not why we’re sponsoring them! Sport strongly reflects our company values of teamwork, strategy and determination and rugby is a fantastic sport.”