Harrison Drury signs partnership deal with Swinton Lions RLFC

North West law firm Harrison Drury has entered into a legal partnership and sponsorship agreement with historic North West rugby league football club Swinton Lions.

Based in Sale, Swinton Lions are one of the oldest rugby league clubs in the world. As part of the partnership agreement, Harrison Drury will provide professional legal advice to the club and sponsor their fixtures against Doncaster on July 3 and Keighley Cougars on August 7, 2022.

As the club’s official legal partner, Harrison Drury will also feature in promotional advertising at the Swinton Lions ground in Sale.

Through his specialist sports team, Harrison Drury will be on hand to advise the Swinton Lions on disciplinary and regulatory matters on and off the pitch, in addition to supporting the club on legal matters. corporate, commercial property and employment law, including player contracts, loans and transfers.

The partnership was formed through a close working relationship between Matthew Astley, associate attorney at Harrison Drury and former professional rugby league player, specializing in commercial and sports litigation, disciplinary and regulatory matters.

Matthew said: “We are always looking for ways to partner with and support local sports clubs, not only by providing legal expertise, but in recognition of the valuable role they play in their local communities.

“As a former player, I have a keen interest in staying connected to the sport in my role as an advocate. Swinton Lions are a top club that not only support their players and wider staff, but also the rugby league at grassroots level.He has made a huge contribution to the development of the sport in Greater Manchester and we are proud to work with them.

Stephen Wild, CEO of Swinton Lions RLFC, said: “The Swinton Lions Rugby League Club is an organization with some 156 years of history. This proud heritage has not only sustained us over the years, but it also fuels our future ambitions, inspiration and pride.

“Harrison Drury shares a passion for supporting local communities, so we are delighted to welcome them as official legal partners. They have already provided valuable advice to the club over recent months, so it is wonderful to confirm formally our partnership.

Founded in the late 19th century, Swinton Lionesses RLFC, based at CorPacq Stadium, Heywood Road, Sale, comprises a men’s professional team in the Betfred League 1 domestic division, the Swinton Lionesses women’s team and the Manchester Lions youth teams as well as various rugby teams. – community activities for the Greater Manchester area under the banner of the Lions’ Foundation.

Pictured above, L-R: Swinton Lions Chairman Stuart Fletcher, Matthew Astley of Harrison Drury and Swinton Lions CEO Steve Wild.

Charles P. Patton