The Olney way is up for women’s rugby side after securing shirt sponsorship

Captain of Olney Ladies Lizzi Leach with Nicola Watts from Jane Smith Financial Planning
Captain of Olney Ladies Lizzi Leach with Nicola Watts from Jane Smith Financial Planning

A women’s rugby side has sealed a deal with a financial planning firm to sponsor their new shirts.

Jane Smith Financial Planning, in Osier Way, Olney, has got behind Olney Ladies, who play in Championship East Midlands 2 but have their sights set on greater things.

Captain and second row forward Lizzi Leach, 28, said: “The sponsorship deal is really important for the club. It means we look and feel professional on the pitch and continue to build relationships with key local businesses off the pitch, hopefully attracting more players and more sponsorship along the way.”

Nicola Watts, director of the family-run financial planning firm and a certified financial planner, said: “We are delighted to be getting involved with Olney Ladies, they are a real local success story and hopefully we can be a part of continuing that success in the future.

“We will be featuring their scores and match reports on our social media pages and we’re all looking forward to sharing in their success.”

Olney Ladies was founded 17 years ago and have enjoyed a rapid rise through the leagues. The club now has a thriving junior section and is hoping this will ensure a continual flow of players in years to come.