Connacht Rugby extends partnership with laya healthcare

19 June 2023

Connacht Rugby extends partnership with laya healthcare

Connacht Rugby has today announced laya healthcare has committed for another two years as the official health and wellbeing partner of the club.

Laya healthcare plan to continue its work with Connacht Rugby on a strategic vision that will support the performance of the province by focusing on aspects of health and wellbeing across the men’s and women’s teams, the backroom team, right through to the fans.

The partnership between laya healthcare and Connacht Rugby serves as a testament to laya healthcare’s unwavering dedication to advancing the health and wellness within the communities they serve. Through this collaboration, laya healthcare will continue to extend its extensive support and resources, such as HeartBeat Cardiac screenings, that make a tangible difference to the wellbeing of both the players and backroom teams.

The partnership will continue to see laya healthcare’s logo appear on the sleeve of the senior men’s and women’s Connacht jerseys. It will also appear on the armband and medical bags of all medics and physios on match day.

Kevin Kent, Head of Marketing at laya healthcare, said: “Laya healthcare takes immense pride in being the official health & wellbeing partner of Connacht Rugby. We are delighted to be a part of Connacht’s Rugby’s impressive journey. This season, they have shown exceptional skill, determination, and resilience. By supporting growth within grassroots clubs across Connacht, we hope to empower as many people as possible to embrace the more fun and social side of rugby is a great way to get active and stay healthy.”

Philip Patterson, Head of Commercial and Marketing at Connacht Rugby added: “Laya healthcare has been a dedicated supporter of Connacht Rugby teams, our people, and our fans over the past three years. We are delighted that laya healthcare has chosen to extend its partnership with Connacht Rugby. The continued support as the title sponsor for the Laya Tag Rugby Series is also excellent news for Connacht as it goes from strength to strength each year. We are looking forward to the season ahead.”

Laya healthcare has already built strong links in the Connacht region with its Health & Wellbeing Clinic in Briarhill. Laya Health & Wellbeing Clinics offer an array of diagnostics to both laya healthcare members and non-members. The healthcare services include walk-in urgent care for the treatment of minor injuries along with video consultation for patients as young as 12 months.

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Laya healthcare continues to be the title partner to the Laya Tag Rugby Series, Ireland's largest tag tournament, which encourages all to get active and have fun, helping clubs across Connacht to stay #ABeatAhead.

More information about the Laya Tag Rugby Series information can be found here