Dragons Rugby are pleased to announce an extended deal with Ted Hopkins Limited, part of the Hopkins Machinery Group of companies.
The Newport based suppliers of Groundcare, Agricultural and plant Machinery, who are also a supplier to the WRU, have signed a new 3-year partnership.
The Hopkins logo will again feature on the front of the shorts on the Dragons first team playing kits. Ted Hopkins has also supplied the Rodney Parade Ground Staff with with Dennis G860 Mower’s, Dennis Pro-34R Mower’s, Verti-cutter cassette’s, Sorrel Roller cassette and a Toro Pro-Core.
The supply of such cutting-edge equipment enables the Rodney Parade Team to continue to maintain the stadiums new SIS Pitch to the highest standard.
Jonathan Westwood, Dragons Head of Commercial, said:
“Ted Hopkins have been long term supporters of the Ground Staff here at Rodney Parade, supplying them with equipment for the upkeep of the stadium and the pitch. We are delighted that Chris has agreed to extend their investment to as a kit sponsor at the Dragons. It’s always a pleasure having Chris and the team onsite during match days, and we look forward to many more of these during the next few seasons ”
Dragons Rugby Managing Director, Mark Jones, added:
“I would like to thank Chris, Evan and all at Ted Hopkins for the equipment and expertise that they have supplied to the Rodney Parade Ground Staff, especially with the introduction of our new SIS pitch during the Summer. The support throughout from Chris and the team in providing advice has been key to us ensuring we have the right machinery in place as we progress”
Evan Hopkins, Operations Manager at Ted Hopkins, said:
“We are pleased to be able to assist Mark and his colleagues at Rodney Parade with this new Kubota tractor which has been fitted with a front loader and bucket, also low ground pressure turf tyres and with new Dennis PRO 34R rotary mowers, these additional features make the equipment more universal during winter maintenance of the pitch and up keep of the communal areas at Rodney Parade.
"As a local business, we feel it is important to support local teams and have built our relationship with Rodney Parade over a number of years through supplying Groundcare equipment and Utility vehicles. We are very proud to be sponsoring the Dragons and are very happy that we can supply them with new machines from a major global player in the groundcare sector such as Kubota and Dennis that have new and innovative designs on their machines.”