Ladbrokes marketing has confirmed that it will sponsor amateur rugby league club ‘The Political Animals’.
The rugby league side which comprises of politicians from all levels and all major political parties with Peers, MPs and Councillors amongst its team members.
The sponsorship will see the Ladbrokes brand featured on The Political Animals jersey for its upcoming charitable fixtures.
Ladbrokes has further confirmed that it will the first ever Parliamentary Touch tournament will take place on 7 September, and provide MPs and Peers with an opportunity to try a non-contact version of the game. A number of rugby league “legends” will also be on hand to offer Parliamentarians expert advice.
Grainne Hurst, Director of Corporate Affairs at Ladbrokes, commented “Ladbrokes are delighted to support the Political Animals. Rugby league is a key sport for Ladbrokes, and one that is of great interest to many of our customers. As one of the UK’s largest bookmakers, Ladbrokes are proud of our contribution to communities and local economies, providing jobs, training opportunities and a commitment to responsible gambling.”
Making the announcement was Club Captain and Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland MP commented
“The Political Animals welcome Ladbrokes as our major sponsor. The support from Ladbrokes, who are already big supporters of rugby league, will allow us to do our bit to promote the sport as the UK’s politicians rugby league team.”
“This support will allow is to better connect with even more politicians in the UK and abroad to spread our passion for rugby league, allowing more people to experience the game, and to see what the game does for communities across the country.”