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Community Partnerships

Here at SP Energy Networks, we have built our partnership portfolio to fulfil our commitment of supporting our local communities and increasing awareness of some of our key messages, such as who to call in a power cut.

We have formed these partnerships to help make a difference to our stakeholders and the wider community, both nationally and locally.

Scottish Rugby Union

Our partnership with The Scottish Rugby Union resulted in SPEN being the first shirt sponsors of the Scottish Women’s rugby team and sponsorship rights to men’s Scotland U20 and Scotland U18 squads and Scotland Women’s 7s team. It is the first time the women’s team has had a separate shirt sponsor from the men’s side, since 2009. We pride ourselves with our commitment to the women’s team as rugby is #notjustforboys and neither is a career in engineering.

Welsh U20’s

A major three-year partnership has been agreed with the Wales U20 squad side which will see our logo feature on the legendary red jersey until 2019.

We own and manage the network of underground cables and power lines for North and Mid Wales, and will have a presence at all Wales U20 home games at Parc Eirias in Colwyn Bay during the 3 years. Some of the national side’s rising stars will also get involved in a series of our community safety initiatives.

We are committed to supporting communities in North and Mid Wales through an extensive programme of local sponsorships and community engagement programmes

Glasgow Warriors

We are Community Partners with Glasgow Warriors, which involves us working together to help communities across the region. We recently held our first Community Awards at Scotstoun Stadium in Glasgow to celebrate community work carried out across central Scotland. Winners from this event included the players from this year’s School Championships, Maggie’s and The Young Farmers.

Our School Championships, in partnership with Glasgow Warriors, encourages boys and girls to get involved in rugby. We recognise that sport is a valuable life tool in teaching children about team working, leadership and communication skills. The partnership has highlighted SP Energy Networks’ support for women and girls in both sport and industry. For every boys’ team competing during the Championship, there was a girls’ team competing too.  The commitment to supporting women on the pitch is mirrored in our support of women in the workplace through, for example, our apprenticeships and women returners’ programmes. Find out more information about our careers.

More than 1,000 girls and boys competed in this year’s rugby competition with Wallace High School claiming the 2019 SP Energy Networks Warriors Championship title after a thrilling final against Eastwood High School.

RGC

We are proud to be match day sponsors for the RGC’s Womens’ and RGC Under 18’s Girls rugby teams.

The introduction of the RGC Women’s team in North Wales is another fantastic opportunity for female players to progress at a regional level and to get access to national coaches. Along with the RGC Under 18’s Girls team, this will provide a pathway for female players from North Wales to join the Welsh national squad in future years.

We became an official sponsor of RGC in November 2016 and have supported initiatives to encourage girls and women into rugby at all levels. The number of young women playing organised rugby in North Wales has doubled in the last year, following a successful sponsorship of RGC and the Wales U20 rugby squad.

If you want to know more, please get in touch and email stakeholderengagement@spenergynetworks.co.uk

 
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