Air-IT is very proud to have sponsored the Man of the Match Award at the recent Nottingham Rugby RFU Championship match against Jersey, played at Meadow Lane on 7th October.
The fixture was the club’s second annual Ladies Day in support of Nottingham Hospitals Charity, Breast Cancer Research Appeal, which aims to raise £50,000 a year for breast cancer research in Nottingham.
L-R Club Captain Brent Wilson, Samantha Gathercole, Nottingham Hospitals Charity, Tom Calladine, Back Row
To mark the occasion Nottingham Rugby Club packed away their traditional green and white home kit and wore pink shirts for the day. These one-off eye-catching shirts were then auctioned off after the match with all proceeds going towards to the Breast Cancer Research Appeal, along with any other funds raised throughout the day.
Originally from New Zealand, Air-IT Managing Director Todd McQuilkin has been a regular visitor to Meadow Lane this year to cheer on the Green and Whites in their quest to gain promotion to the RFU Premier league.
Todd and wife Jay and guests were treated to a game of action packed Rugby as Nottingham convincingly beat newly promoted Jersey 48-16. This was Nottingham’s second successive high-scoring win and took them up to third in the RFU Championship table.
Fly half James Arlidge was named Man of the Match and received the award for orchestrating an impressive attacking display from the home side as well as contributing 23 points from kicks.
With Rugby in his blood and a Southern Hemisphere passion for the sport Todd was thrilled to present fellow Kiwi, James Arlidge his Man of the Match Award pitch side, in front of the happy home crowd.
L – R, Jay McQuilkin (Air-IT), James Arlidge MOTM, Lisa, Todd McQulkin (MD, Air-IT), Karl
James said “The lads have been playing some good stuff in the last few matches and we showed again today that when we click we’re capable of putting a lot of points on the board.
Two bonus point victories in a row are all that you can ask for and we’ll be hoping to continue that run into our next match. ”
Todd was also a successful bidder on one of the unique pink shirts in the post-match charity auction and plans to have this mounted and proudly displayed in the new Air-IT boardroom.
Todd and the team are delighted to have been involved in such a fantastic day to help raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Research – a very worthy cause which is close to many people’s hearts – particularly at Air-IT.