HCE sponsorship helps Keighley Cougars pounce back

12 October 2020

Howard Civil Engineering are thrilled to continue our support for League One rugby team Keighley Cougars over the coming season with an upcoming match day sponsorship!

Keighley Cougars chairman Mick O’Neill (left) commented: ‘Match day sponsorships help us look after the players and keep the club running as it should. After what has been a very difficult year, we are very grateful for Howard Civil Engineering’s sponsorship. Donations such as these help us to continue playing rugby whilst also supporting our local community.

‘It is our hope that eventually we, alongside our neighbours Keighley Cricket Club, can transform Keighley into the sports hub of Bradford in the same way Headingley is the sporting hub of Leeds. Club sponsorship goes a long way to making this a possibility.’

Over the past 18 months, we have worked hard to establish positive relationships with members of the community local to our Hard Ings Road improvement scheme in Keighley, including the Keighley Cougars Rugby Club and Crossflatts Primary School.

‘We have developed a good relationship with Keighley Cougars throughout the duration of the project at Hard Ings Road due to the location of our works and its impact on the club,’ explained Howard Civil Engineering contracts manager Tony Kilbane (right). ‘The club has been very helpful and amenable the whole way through the project, so we are very glad to return their kindness by sponsoring a match.’

Howard Civil Engineering have also donated cricket covers to Keighley Cricket Club and built new playground equipment for nursery pupils at Crossflatts Primary School as part of our community engagement initiative at Hard Ings Road.

The scheme for the Hard Ings Road is being developed by the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council (CBMDC). The scheme has received investment through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund as part of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of government investment to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

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