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FirstCape agrees sponsorship deal with London Scottish FC Rugby Team

FirstCape agrees sponsorship deal with London Scottish FC Rugby Team

FirstCape is proud to announce a sponsorship deal with London Scottish FC after being the sponsor of the British and Irish Lions Tour in South Africa in 2009, in which they are equally delighted to support a club with such heritage and extend the brand’s connection with Rugby.

FirstCape is proud to announce a sponsorship deal with London Scottish FC after being the sponsor of the British and Irish Lions Tour in South Africa in 2009, in which they are equally delighted to support a club with such heritage and extend the brand’s connection with Rugby.

FirstCape was founded in 2002 and stands as the largest selling South African Wine brand in the UK selling in excess of 40 Million bottles in 2009. FirstCape employs in excess of 1,000 people in South Africa across the premium wine lands of the Breede River Valley and the Western Cape.

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London Scottish was formed at a general meeting in MacKay’s Tavern, 3 Water Lane, Ludgate Hill in London on Wednesday April 10th 1878. From this beginning the club has gone on to produce more international players for Scotland and more Scotland, British and Irish Lions captains than any other club.

London Scottish won the Middlesex 7s several times in the 1960s, and was high in the old Merit Tables before leagues were introduced. The club formed a professional side in 1995, winning promotion and enjoying premiership rugby before the professional club was disbanded for financial reasons. The original amateur club rejoined the leagues at the bottom of the pyramid in 2000 and since then have steadily progressed to National League 1.

London Scottish Rugby Club is a member of both the Rugby Football Union and the Scottish Rugby Union and shares the ground in Richmond with Richmond FC, having done so since 1894. The club’s goal is to be in the Championship by 2012-13.

From humble beginnings in 2002, this working agreement between British marketer Brand Phoenix and 38 local producers has grown to become the biggest South African wine on British supermarket shelves and third on the Top-50 list, according to the AC Nielsen report of 23rd January 2010. In the last year this dynamic brand moved from a 1.6 million 9L level to over 3.1 million which equates to over 40 million bottles. This constitutes 97% growth in volume, while climbing 89% in value.

Today there are seven co-operative cellars and over 200 producers from all over the Breede River Valley that supply grapes to this wine giant.

FirstCape is available in Sainsburys, Asda, Tesco, Morrisons and Waitrose and all good wine stockists.

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