Bradford & Bingley have received a pre-season boost thanks to a shirt sponsorship deal with Damart.

The Bingley-based home shopping brand and thermal experts have been backing the Bees for more than ten, and Damart’s e-commerce and marketing director Phil Anderson said: “With more than 800 staff in Bingley and Steeton, we are keen to support the local community.

“We’re particularly impressed with the Bees’ commitment to developing young players.”

The Bees’ director of rugby Henry Paul said: “Our teams attract hundreds of rugby fans to the club each week and Damart’s sponsorship will be invaluable in supporting the work we do with the teams from juniors to the first team.”