OURFC Partners 2021/22
Jefferies is the largest independent, global, full-service investment banking firm headquartered in the U.S.
Ed Keen, Head of Equities EMEA at Jefferies, commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with the Varsity Matches. When discussing the sponsorship, it very quickly became clear that these historic fixtures represented an outstanding fit for the culture and values we believe in at Jefferies. In particular, the Varsity Matches are champions for diversity and inclusion in sport, including gender equality through their work as strong advocates for women’s rugby. As partners, we look forward to working with the Varsity Matches to create positive social change and increase career opportunities in financial services, through the power of sport.”
Dominic Lester, European Head of Investment Banking at Jefferies, added: “Like Jefferies, the Varsity Matches celebrate and support young talent, not only in the Rugby players on the pitch, but the many schools and students with whom they work. Our two organisations hold strong core values that promote social inclusion and diversity, including support of the LGBTQ+ community and people impacted by disabilities, in addition to gender and racial equity. We are very proud to be involved with the Varsity Matches as they reach their milestone 150th anniversary and are excited by the opportunity to help them write the next chapter.”
Becky Lane, Vice President, Equity Research at Jefferies (Cambridge Rugby Blue, The Varsity Women’s Match 2013), added: “Rugby, like many team sports, instils important lifelong skills, such as teamwork, communication, resilience, respect, and the ability to adapt to change. As a former Cambridge University rugby player, there is much I owe to the sport and some of my best memories at University were made with team-mates on the pitch. Watching the evolution of The Varsity Matches over the years, the ongoing dedication to ensuring equal access for everyone to the sport is heartening. We believe that together, through this partnership, we will be able to further drive social change and create a platform that offers the opportunity of enriching lifelong experiences to all.”
Find out more about Jefferies at: www.jefferies.com
ParkerSteel Limited is committed to actively giving back to the community. By being an industry leader and having a strong presence across the UK, we try to support each of our local communities through participating in charity events and engaging with educational institutions. As part of this initiative, we are pleased to sponsor Oxford University Rugby Football Club (OURFC), the world’s leading and most renowned amateur rugby club, founded in 1869.
Dylan Alexander, Managing Director of ParkerSteel, comments: “I am honoured to support a club with such a long and illustrious history of sporting distinction. OURFC is a breeding ground for academically gifted rugby players, and from first-hand experience can endorse the value of the lessons taught in leadership, teamwork and discipline, which I have used both on and off the pitch”.
OURFC General Manager Tim Stevens comments: “We are delighted to partner with ParkerSteel as our Club Sponsor; their sponsorship will ensure that we can continue to provide first class facilities for both our men’s and women’s squads, which will help them to develop not only on the field but off the field too. The values of leadership, teamwork and discipline are at the forefront of our thinking at OURFC, as we look to develop young men and women who will make a difference in the workplace upon graduating from University”.
About ParkerSteel Limited
ParkerSteel Limited is a processor and distributor of multi metal and engineering tool products. With three strategically positioned depos, we supply a wide variety of steel and aluminium products to industries across the UK and abroad and our selection of high-quality steel has been designed to suit the needs of every business. We hold over 15,000 tonnes of steel in stock at any one time, have our own delivery fleet and take deliveries from the mills on a weekly basis.
Find out more about ParkerSteel at: https://www.parkersteel.co.uk/
Dardan Secvurity Dardan’s smart security solutions go beyond safeguarding your buildings, property and staff. We combine the best in technology, mobile services and physical guarding to protect the most valuable asset of all: your reputation.
Our Services are focused on acting as your ‘Brand Guardians’, protecting reputations and safeguarding physical and human assets.
Physical Security, Mobile Services and Keyholding, Front of House, Consultancy
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Rhino Rugby is the world’s leading supplier of technical training equipment for rugby and one of the game’s fastest growing global brands.
Rhino was Official Supplier of contact and training equipment to the recent 2021 British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa – for the fourth consecutive tour, and in addition Lions Official Training and Supporters Ball Supplier in South Africa in 2009, Australia in 2013 and New Zealand in 2017.
Rhino is also Official Ball Supplier to 78 out of 120 nations in Membership of World Rugby through its relationships with Rugby Europe and Asia Rugby. All International 15s and 7s games played under the jurisdiction of those bodies are played with the Rhino Vortex Elite match ball, which is also supplied to OURFC and the Varsity Matches, Major League Rugby in the USA, Global Rapid Rugby in Oceania and newly established South American professional league. In the past Rhino has also been Official Ball Supplier to the Guinness PRO12 and in Rugby League the European Supper League and the RFL: Challenge Cup.
The company is the Official Supplier of scrummaging machines and training equipment to the National Unions of England, Wales and France, and has supplied the last four Rugby World Cups in this product category.
Rhino has in addition been teamwear supplier to The Barbarians, London Welsh, Northampton Saints, Llanelli Scarlets and Edinburgh Rugby. They continue to supply a wide variety of clubs, universities, colleges and schools both in the UK and internationally, and are proud to continue to supply first class matchday and training wear to OURFC and all its representative teams throughout the season and in particular for the Varsity Matches, for which the Rhino Trophy has been contested since 2017.
For more information go to http://rhino.direct
College and County
We are a multiple Sunday Times award-winning lettings agent covering the Oxfordshire and Bucks area and our main focus is treating you honestly and fairly, whether you’re a landlord or tenant.
We believe in ethical lettings. This means no excessive renewal fees, reasonable and justifiable rates, and deposits returned in full where possible.
Goldstar is an independent, specialist Catering & Hospitality recruitment Consultancy with offices in Oxford and London.
We are a business made up of former hospitality managers, coupled with experienced recruitment & HR professionals, all sharing the same love for the UK Hospitality, Travel & Tourism scene. Set up in 2009 by Lee Morris, Goldstar works in partnership with hotels, restaurants, gastro pubs, branded restaurant groups, event caterers, colleges & schools. We offer both permanent and temporary recruitment solutions in this sector and we have built our business around an offering that is straight to the point and personalised, minus the sales pitch.
Independent School for Hire
We put potential hirers in touch with independent schools who have facilities available to hire for Schools.
We offer the opportunity for schools to promote facilities they have available for hire. With over 30 years’ experience within the independent school sector, we understand the importance for schools to maximise revenue from their facilities. Weddings to conferences, residential summer schools to sports clubs, our website showcases all aspects that a school has available to hire and gives potential hirers the ability to search and find their perfect facility.
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Welcome to the Oxford Blue, your new home from home in the heart of Oxford, where our love comes in threes!
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Jericho Coffee Traders
Warm, laid-back espresso bar serving coffee drinks alongside an array of baked goods & sweets.
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OURFC Suppliers 2021/22
The Oxford Mail is the Official Newspaper of OURFC. The Oxford Mail is a daily tabloid newspaper published Monday to Saturday, founded in 1928. The Oxford Mail is part of the Newsquest Media Group.
Oxford Marquees is a family run business that was established in 1965. Our business has always been based on offering the highest standards of customer service and a comprehensive range of marquees and ancillary equipment for hire and sale.
Our knowledge of the industry has grown over the years and we also produce and repair canvas and PVC covers, marquees, cricket covers, pool covers and lorry sides in house. We have built up an enviable reputation for attention to detail and customer satisfaction, and we pride ourselves on our experienced and longstanding crew members.
To us, your event, whatever its scale, is never just a routine job, it’s your special day or an opportunity to increase your business.
We supply everything you will need to hold your event in style at home in your garden or paddock, a local venue, stately home, sporting venue, College, school, University site or business premises. Marquee hire, dance floor rental, traditional wedding marquee hire, furniture hire, party tents, frame pavilion marquees, mobile portable toilet hire and much more.
In the fast moving world of sport we understand that image is everything when promoting your brand PrintforSport provides dynamic, quick turnaround quality print, all at a price that offers superb value for money to your association or club.
Whether your requirement is a match programme produced to a tight deadline, or an invitation for a club event, we can help.
We work with a number of sports organisations and currently sponsor some of our local partners within the area. We are happy to discuss reduced rates on your printing needs in return for sponsorship/advertising partnerships.
The Pointer, Brill
Our Butcher’s shop for a varied and seasonal range of meats, reared to a consistently high standard. The Butcher supplies daily school lunches to two local primary schools – Brill and Oakley – and both the pub and the Butcher’s are proud to support our village school in its fundraising endeavours throughout the year.
Shepherd & Woodward
Shepherd & Woodward are a traditional clothing outfitters in the High Street, Oxford. In particular, they provide academic gowns and other clothing for the University of Oxford. They also stock school uniforms for local schools. The shop’s origins date back to 1845.
At Walters of Oxford, we work closely with Oxford University, providing the Oxford Blues and Vincent’s Club wear, as well as the college ties, scarves and cufflinks. We also provide graduation gowns and hoods for Oxford and other Universities at all bachelor, masters and doctorate levels.
We also specialise in men’s formalwear, providing Masonic clothing and suit hire for all occasions. Walters are also a long term supplier of boating blazers and rowing caps to many rowing clubs, including the Oxford University 1st VIII.