We were pleased to welcome players from Nottingham Rugby FC who visited our offices on Friday 18th September to meet staff and to officially launch our new sponsorship deal for 2015/16 Greene King IPA Championship season.

Air IT support Nottingham Rugby sponsorship

L-R: TJ Harris, Paul Judge, Steve Smith and Dan Mugford

Air-IT have been supporting Nottingham Rugby’s ICT systems for a number of years now and this season we’re getting involved on pitch as their official kit shorts sponsor.

This will see the Air-IT logo proudly displayed on the back of player’s shorts, which we were proud to reveal earlier this month:

Air-IT get behind Nottingham Rugby as kit sponsor

Nottingham Rugby players showing new kit shorts with Air-IT logo

Championship service at Air-IT

First team players TJ Harris, Dan Mugford and General Manager Steve Smith spent an afternoon at our offices, meeting staff and finding out all about how Air-IT operates behind the scenes.

Nottingham Rugby in the service desk

Dan Mugford and TJ Harris at hand on the Air-IT Service Desk

TJ and Dan, better known as ‘Muggy’ at the club, were on hand to assist our Service Desk technicians, helping man the phones and tackling some client support issues.

Steve Smith, General Manager of Nottingham Rugby commented:

TJ and Muggy have had a great time interacting with Air-IT’s staff here and we can see why they are an excellent company in their field.

It’s brilliant to have Air-IT supporting us and to be able to come along to their offices and meet everyone. Air-IT have supported the club massively in our move to The Bay and we are looking to ensure a long term relationship.

It wasn’t long before TJ and Dan were challenged to a scrum by some of our technicians who were pleased and brave enough to take advantage of a rare opportunity with the Greene King IPA Championship players.

Air-IT & Nottingham Rugby

L-R: Charley Clarke, Dan Mugford, Josh Turner, TJ Harris and Sean Craven

Before the squad left, Fly Half Dan Mugford couldn’t resist taking a moment to experience life through the eyes of our own Managing Director, Todd McQuilkin – getting comfortable in the executive chair.

Dan Rugby

Dan making the most of his MD experience

Luckily for Dan, our MD is a big rugby fan himself being a lifelong supporter of his home country side, the New Zealand All Black’s as well as Nottingham’s Green and Whites since his move to the area back in 1983.

Todd says:

It’s been fantastic for our staff to meet the players who’ve been really good sports.

As longstanding supporters of the club it’s a real honour to come on board as a sponsor and to literally get behind the team for the rest of the season.

Kit shorts with Air-IT logo

Air-IT logo shown on the back of the Green and Whites new kit shorts

Thanks to Nottingham Rugby

We’d like to say a big thank you to Steve, TJ and Dan for taking the time out of their busy schedules to visit us and wish them and all the team the very best of luck in the long season ahead.

If you’d like to find out more about the team, upcoming fixtures and tickets, please visit the Nottingham Rugby website.

*We’d like to thank and credit Steve Galloway of www.photosbygalloway.com for allowing use of kit shorts images in this article.