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Newcastle’s oldest rugby club has scored a sponsor for this season, thanks to support from an award-winning North East law firm.

Mincoffs Solicitors has teamed up with Northern Football Club, as the firm signs on as shirt sponsor for its mini and youth rugby teams.

14 groups train with the club each week, ranging in age from under 6s to under 16s, including the club’s girls group, Northern Amazonians.

The sports club is one of many local groups and charities the firm – which recently changed its logo as part of an ongoing rebrand – supports as part of its ongoing ESG work.

Paul Hughes, senior partner and head of corporate at Mincoffs Solicitors, is delighted to back the club.

“Sport is a fantastic outlet for young people and Northern Football Club is a great example of this, so it is our pleasure to sign on as shirt sponsor this season,” he said.

“A number of our staff have children who play for the youth teams, so it is an organisation we have close ties with and one we are proud to support.

“We wish all of the players at Northern Football Club a fantastic season in their new kits and we look forward to cheering them on.”

The rugby club, which was founded in 1875, operates at its home ground of McCracken Park, Gosforth, and boasts a number of players who have gone on to play at an international level, including Jonathan Webb, Brian Keen, David Rees and Colin White.

The club has strong links with Newcastle Falcons and, from u14s upwards, regularly has players go through the development player programme and academy.

Ben Hunter, chair of youth rugby at the club, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Mincoffs for their support of Northern this year.

“Community sport can have such a positive influence on individuals and communities and we believe rugby is particularly good at this. Having support from Mincoffs is invaluable to allow us to offer players and coaches personal development on and off the pitch.

“These funds also allow us to offer inclusive opportunities for players to go on tour at the end of the season for individuals who may otherwise not be able to. Thank you to all of the team at Mincoffs.”

Mincoffs has gone from strength to strength over the last 12 months, with its corporate team being named the North East’s most active legal advisor as per the latest Experian Market IQ M&A Review.

Alongside corporate and commercial services, the firm’s offering includes real estatedispute resolutionemploymentlicensing and gamingresidential conveyancingfamily and wills, probate and trusts.

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