Carrs Foods has become a main sponsor of Manchester Rugby Club’s Mini & Junior section.

Manchester-based Carrs will be sponsoring the Mini & Junior section – which teaches children from aged five and up – for three years. It will help to fund kit, equipment, training and match facilities for games.

The sponsorship forms part of Carrs Foods’ wider community work in the North West that includes a partnership with Forever Manchester – a charity that funds and supports thousands of community projects across Greater Manchester.

The business also works with local charities Recycling Lives and Wythenshawe Food Bank, as well as on local educational partnerships with schools and colleges.

“As a business that was born and continues to be based in the North West, it’s really important to us to work with and support our local community,” said Carrs Foods managing director Jeremy Gilboy.

“[The] Manchester Rugby Club Mini & Junior section does fantastic work with children locally, to enable them to have fun while they play and learn both rugby and some vital life skills and we’re delighted to be able to support this.”

Tim Holmes, chairman of Manchester Rugby Club Mini & Junior, added: “Carrs Foods’ sponsorship and long-term support of mini and junior rugby will enable us to develop more coaches, buy more kit and improve the experience we give to over 200 junior players at Manchester Rugby Club.”