As part of our community and family programme, we're always looking to give local sports clubs a boost with our sponsorship packages. We have six Audi sites in the North West, all of which are always open to considering new sponsorship requests. Located in Blackburn, Carlisle, Crewe, Preston, Stafford and Stoke we like to support the communities local to our sites. If you are local to any of our sites, and would be interested in partnering with us, simply get in touch by emailing our Marketing Team on firstname.lastname@example.org. We usually try to agree all of our sponsorships ahead of each season, as after this time our budgets may be more limited, but we'll always try to support where we can.
We are very proud to work with the local businesses and teams that we do. Check out some of our partnerships below.
Crewe Audi are delighted to be sponsoring the Sandbach Rugby Club 2nd team this year.
Sandbach RUFC, formerly known as Old Sandbachians RUFC (after Sandbach School for Boys), was formed in 1936 but became defunct during World War II. The Club reformed in 1956 and used one of the Sandbach School’s rugby pitches on which to play home games. Local premises near to the school playing fields were used as changing rooms and the Iron Grey, a local pub, was used as a base for after match hospitality. Old boys from Sandbach School were encouraged back to the game and the Club grew from strength to strength.
In 1960 the Club became open, admitting non-old boys and in May 1961 a piece of land on Middlewich Road which backed onto Sandbach School premises was purchased and the first Clubhouse was built. In the summer of 1980 Old Sandbachians moved from Middlewich Road to Bradwell Road where a new Clubhouse and pitches had been developed. By the start of season 1981/82 the Club had changed its name from Old Sandbachians to Sandbach Rugby Club leaving no doubt to everyone that we existed as a completely open club.
Sandbach has a rich history of producing top quality players and over the past 20 years the Mini/Junior section has produced a steady stream of top flight players. In the spring of 2012, Premiership side, Sale Sharks featured no fewer than FIVE ex-Sandbach lads in a Premiership game against Wasps. In 2011, Sandbach became a CASC (Community Amateur Sports Club), reaffirming their principles of not paying players and staying true to their vision of the sport they love.
Sandbach 1st XV now play in the 5th tier of English rugby in national league 3 and, last season, the 2nd XV were promoted to the premier league for second teams in the north west. The mini/junior section has over 400 young players (with more than 50 RFU qualified coaches) and the touch rugby sessions have a growing following.
Junior sailors from Budworth Sailing Club have scooped a win in the prestigious Southport Yacht Club National 12 hour dinghy sailing race.
The team of seven junior sailors from Budworth was one of 23 boats and teams who descended on Southport to compete for the title at this year’s junior 12 hour race. After coming third in 2017, they were keen to prove they could top the podium.
Delighted Team Coach, Bill Kenyon explained, “It’s worth all the effort, training and preparation to see this talented group take the title. I want to thank our sponsor, Preston Audi; their continued support has allowed us to upgrade our racing boat, which in turn, has certainly assisted our junior members in taking the win”.
The race took place on Saturday 30 June, in glorious sunshine and the Budworth youngsters sailed in relay from 8am in the morning until 8pm in the evening, crossing the finish line in first place having completed 58 laps. Their winning ways didn’t end here as they picked up a further prize for sailing the last two laps.
Head of Business at Preston Audi, Steve Rowley was thrilled with the win; “As a family-owned business we try to get involved with helping young people reach their potential. These youngsters have done just that and the whole team at Preston Audi is very proud of them”.
Crewe Audi are delighted to be sponsoring Bunbury Football Club's Youth team.
Located near Tarporley in rural Cheshire Bunbury FC are a voluntary organisation who welcome all players, regardless of ability, to join in the fun and develop their football, social and team working skills.
The club operate structures training sessions at weekend for boys and girls in the school age groups from Reception to Year 7 and are registered with the Cheshire County FA.
The team is supported by local family owned dealership, Crewe Audi, and they’re now into their second season of supporting the Bunbury boys. Head of Business at Crewe Audi, John Doorbar explained, “As part of a family owned business, the Swansway Group, we aim to focus our community support on children and young people and this football team really embodies community spirit”.
“It’s great to see kids enjoying sport, with the focus on fun and teamwork rather than the all too prevalent ‘win at all costs’ mentality”, added John.
Winning isn’t everything, as Bunbury Youth U14 football team can attest, their coach and Manager, Kevin Wright explained, “We may not be the best team, in fact last season we won just one game; but that’s not we’re all about, the lads just love playing football, they come back week after week, whatever the weather and regardless of whether they won or lost”.
That said, manager Kevin knows the boys will be trying their best when the 2017/2018 season kicks-off with the team playing in the South Cheshire Youth League as Under 14s.
The Crewe Audi Twenty20 will be held on Monday the 25th of May from 9:30am.
Audlem Cricket Club and Crewe Audi would like to encourage everyone to come down to take part in the day, to show support for the Club.
The Crewe Audi Sixes are due to take place later in the summer, with a date due to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Audlem Cricket Club would like to thank Crewe Audi for their support and look forward to continuing this relationship over the course of the 2015 season.
Audlem Cricket Club are a village cricket club based in South Cheshire on the outskirts of the village of Audlem, which is a short drive out of the town of Nantwich.
They have a 1st and 2nd XI that play every Saturday, a Sunday XI that play friendlies against local clubs throughout the year and a team that compete in the 8-a-side Phoenix League during the week.
Their 1st XI are members of the ECB Cheshire Alliance 2nd Division and 2nd XI team are competing in the ECB Cheshire Alliance 4th Division.
As a cricket club, they are always on the lookout for players of all abilities to come and join them. If you are interested in joining the club, please contact Stu Stanway at email@example.com or Richard Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.