Newcastle Falcons are highlighting the many outstanding companies and people who are supporting the club by taking up player sponsorships, this week focusing on Online Systems, Masfix and Geoff Penrice.
Online Systems have been providing telephone systems and IT solutions for businesses across the North of England and Scotland for nearly 30 years, and have expanded to provide the full communications solution needed by businesses in today’s digital world.
This means they provide data, voice, IT, cloud and mobile services, allowing businesses to have a fully integrated communication suite to keep them in touch and agile.
They believe in getting to know their customers, and how they communicate. This allows them to tailor any solution to work for an individual client and their requirements. Their business now stretches right across the UK, and with their heart being in the north they have offices in Newcastle, Carlisle and Dumfries.
Throughout their existence they have been involved with the local community in one form or another. They are not all about business, they also believe in building relationships in a social setting. Every year they support local charities or sporting initiatives.
As part of their continued expansion into the North East they wanted to engage and support Newcastle Falcons. Managing director Greg Morton has played rugby for over 30 years, and recognises it is a vital part of developing individuals as well as friendships.
Greg said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Ben Stevenson, a young player with talent and a real opportunity here at the Falcons.”
Online Systems have previously sponsored Josh Matavesi during his time as a Falcon, as well as Darren Barry during the 2019-20 RFU Championship season.
Established in 1982 by George Mordue and Ron Slater, Masfix has come a long way and still remains a family business, now run by sons Ian Mordue and Mark Slater.
They offer an extensive range of consumables from fixings and fastenings, tools, PPE, workwear and much more into multiple industries. On top of that, they have a range of managed storage solutions and pride themselves on being responsive, knowledgeable and innovative.
As a business Masfix live and breathe rugby. Ian himself played from a young age for his local club Ryton RUFC, and much of the staff either still play or have played, so it’s fair to say they are all huge rugby fans.
Managing director Ian Mordue said: “We look forward to a continued long-term relationship with the club, and have been proud to see them put on some great performances this year. In particular from our sponsored player John Hardie, whose attitude, commitment and hard work matches our own outlook as a business.”
Masfix have sponsored Scottish International John Hardie since his arrival in Newcastle in October 2019.
The Penrice family have been involved with Newcastle Falcons for a very long time. As a family they have attended rugby matches at Kingston Park since the days of Sir John Hall.
Currently in their fourth season of sponsoring Ponteland native Callum Chick, the Penrice family have supported the club by sponsoring a huge number of players and coaches in the past, including Kingston Park favourites such as Andy Perry, Mark Mayerhofler, Ally Hogg, Mike McCarthy, Jon Golding and Robbie Morris, amongst others. They have also sponsored John Wells, and continue to sponsor Scott MacLeod on the coaching side.
According to the Penrice family: “It’s a friendly local club that deserves full support, it’s family-oriented where both players and staff give their time to coach the youngsters in the community and become role models to many in the process.”
If you are interested in Player sponsorship with either Newcastle Falcons or Newcastle Thunder then please contact Darren Beck on Darren.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07801 574 030.