Countryside announces sponsorship of Cambridge rugby team, Cantabs RUFC


Award-winning developer, Countryside, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Cantabrigian Rugby Club in Cambridge. 

Now the main Club sponsor, Countryside’s donation of £20,000 has enabled key improvements to the Club and its training facilities, including new lighting for the main pitch, as well as new Club branding and much-needed upgrades to signage in and around the grounds. 

The sponsorship will also support the Club’s growth plans, with a portion of the money contributing to further developing the recently-created junior structure. In addition, as the main playing kit sponsor, the team’s new branded sports kits now bear the Countryside logo.

Cantabrigian RUFC, affectionately known as the ‘Cantabs’, is the home of amateur rugby in Cambridge. With three adult teams playing in the London and Eastern Counties leagues, the team has been an integral part of the city’s rugby scene since 1946.

Glen Remnant, Head Coach at Cantabs RUFC, comments: “Countryside’s support in helping us realise our ambitions for the Club has been fantastic. The improvements to our facilities means we will soon have some of the best training lights in the area. The sponsorship is hugely appreciated by every member of the Cantabs team - we’re very proud to wear the Countryside name on our chests and look forward to growing the Club together in years to come.” 

Laurence Jones, Chairman at Cantabs RUFC, also adds: “I would like to extend my thanks to Countryside for their support this year. The additional investment into the Club has already made a huge difference in the quality of rugby we are able to offer. Countryside has enabled the Cantabs and rugby in Cambridge to grow substantially.”   

David Everett, Managing Director for Housebuilding (Central), Countryside comments: “We are delighted to be the main sponsor at Cantabs. The club plays a key role in the Cambridge community and we are proud to support the team with its new training ground lighting, as well as new signage and branding. We look forward to seeing the results of the upcoming works and cheering the team on this season.”

A new community for Cambridgeshire

At Great Kneighton, in Trumpington, Countryside is bringing together inspirational architecture and landscaping with exemplary facilities and amenities to create an exciting new community. 

At the heart of the new neighbourhood is Hobson’s Square, a central plaza that will be home to a range of shops and new community building with meeting rooms, public library, exercise studio café and health centre. Great Kneighton will also incorporate the newly-created 120-acre Hobson’s Country Park, with allotments, ponds, adventure play areas and a bird reserve. 

Located just three miles from Cambridge city centre, Great Kneighton enjoys quick and easy access to its historic attractions, eclectic shopping and fine dining via bus or car. 

Countryside is currently selling a broad selection of homes at Great Kneighton. The Hobson Collection at Abode offers a range of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments and two and three-bedroom houses, with prices between £250,000 and £475,000.  

A mix of studio, one and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses, as well as a selection of three and four-bedroom houses, are also available at Aura, The Next Chapter, located just off Long Road. Prices range from £275,000 to £699,995. 

Cantabs sponsorship
Photo by Yair Doza
Cantabs sponsorship
Photo by Yair Doza