Dorset-based Barker, which lays claim to being the largest domestic laundry in the UK and a leading specialists drycleaner, is reaffirms its commitment and support for Bournemouth Rugby Club by renewing its sponsorship of the club for the 11th consecutive year.

Managing director Matthew Barker said: “We are really pleased to be behind the progression of Bournemouth Rugby Club (BRFC), particularly after such a difficult period for everyone.  I’m happy to be doing my bit to help this brilliant community rugby club fight hard for the next winning season. They are a thriving club working at the heart of the local communities which it serves.

"At Barker we share our company values of ‘integrity and respect for one another’ with Bournemouth Rugby – a game that brings people together from all walks of life."

Club chairman Simon Carkeet commented: “Matthew Barker’s commitment to BRFC is absolutely phenomenal – he shows his support in so many ways, helping us to lead the Club’s journey and steer its development.  We are extremely grateful for his ongoing commitment, it makes a huge difference to us.”

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TOP TEAM: Pictured, from left to right, Conrad Carkeet – Bournemouth RFC Number Six in the First XI; Matthew Barker, and; Simon Carkeet, club chairman