Gary Middleton is the sponsor of the Match Ball for the first home game this season on Saturday when the 1st XV play Winchester.

He is pictured with 1st XV forward Ben Roberts (right) who presented Gary with a signed match day ball.

Gary is celebrating 40 years with Gosport & Fareham RFC, is a former 1st XV centre and currently the Vets' team manager.

Match Ball sponsors have their photo taken with a 1st XV player which is published on this website and on the club's Facebook page to acknowledge their support.

Sponsors also receive a match ball signed by the 1st XV.

The cost of sponsorship is a minimum £50 although sponsors can give a bigger sum if they wish!

You can sponsor as a business, an individual or share the cost as a group of friends.

If you would like to support this scheme please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and contact details and confirm the amount you are willing to pay for any of our home fixtures this season.


Words & photo: Brian Seeney.

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