Media Release: United Auctions teams up with Stirling County RFC to develop club rugby


UNITED Auctions are stepping up their support of club rugby by becoming the new main sponsor of Stirling County RFC.

Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers, who have recently been named as one Scotland’s top SMEs by the London Stock Exchange, have completed a three-year deal to partner with Stirling County, one of Scotland’s top premiership rugby clubs.

The deal recognises the long-term association UA has in Stirling and with their local rugby club as well as its rural and farming connection.

The company’s sales manager and auctioneer Matt Stevenson is a former 1st XV player with Stirling County who went on to referee at the highest level.

Said Neil McLean, group joint managing director of UA: “The company has operated in Stirling for many years and has always had a strong link with Stirling County.

“We are very proud to be the new main sponsor for Stirling County as it reflects our local and rural connection with the club and builds on our support of their British and Irish cup campaign.”

Said Kevin Robertson, president of Stirling County: “We are absolutely delighted that such a well-known and respected local company has taken over as main sponsor of Stirling County.

“This support from United Auctions will allow the Club to further build on its successful rugby development programme across all levels and enable Stirling County’s teams to compete at the highest levels.

“We look forward to working with United Auctions to bring further success to Bridgehaugh Park.”

Stirling County has more than 100 senior playing members and in excess of 300 juniors regularly playing the sport at Bridgehaugh Park.

The club’s 1st XV play in the top tier BT Premiership and famous internationalists who have worn County colours include George Graham, Allister Hogg, Ian Jardine, Alastair Kellock, Kenny Logan, Kevin McKenzie, James McLaren, John Barclay, Richie Gray and David Denton.


Notes to editor:

  • Picture caption: Neil McLean and Matt Stevenson of United Auctions with Club President Kevin Robertson

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About United Auctions

United Auctions (UA) are Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists and operate a network of different auction markets across Scotland, including Stirling, Huntly, Lairg, Dalmally, Tiree, Islay, South Uist and an area office and lairage facility at Oban.

The company conducts auctions of both commercial and pedigree livestock, including the world-famous Stirling Bull Sales, and provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services. In 2013, UA was named in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.

About Stirling County RFC

Stirling County is one of Scotland’s top rugby clubs with the 1st XV play in the top tier BT premiership. Their Under-18 and Under-16 sides compete in the National Youth Leagues, while County’s Women’s team play at the top level in the Premier League. Stirling County’s 2nd XV compete in the National Reserve League One and the development 3rd XV play in the Caledonian Midland League. County’s Under-15s play in the age-grade Caledonia League, and the club’s Midi Rugby (S1 and S2) and Mini Rugby (Primary 3 to 7) teams have a full programme of fixtures and tournaments. Stirling County has also forged strong links with local communities and schools and through the club’s outreach rugby development programme has introduced rugby to young players from all local areas and backgrounds who are encouraged to play rugby at Bridgehaugh Park.

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