Whitehall’s Partnership with Colchester Rugby Club Continues into 2023/24

Partnership with Whitehall

We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with Colchester Rugby Club for the 2023/24 season. United by a commitment to excellence, teamwork, and growth, our collaboration goes beyond sponsorship—it’s a vision that unites us on the field and in the business world.

Upcoming Season Highlights

Colchester’s 2023/24 season is brimming with excitement:

  • Opening Match: Opening Match: The season kicks off with a thrilling rematch against Hertford on September 2nd at Raven Park’s pristine Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP). Both sides took a victory from each other last season, with Colchester winning at home and losing away at Hertford. Given this mixed record, Colchester will be keen to get the win in this highly anticipated opener.
  • Key Rivalries: Get ready for a gripping rematch with Shelford on September 9th, and brace yourselves for a fierce battle when local rivals Sudbury come to Raven Park on September 16th.
  • Newly Relegated Clashes: Watch out for intense clashes against newly-relegated Essex clubs, Rochford Hundred and Westcliff. These matches are sure to keep fans on the edge of their seats!
Raven Park | Home of Colchester Rugby Club
Raven Park | Home of Colchester Rugby Club

Chairman’s Words

“The 2023/24 season will be a tough yet promising one,” says Karl O’Brien, Colchester Rugby Club Chairman. “With Rochford and Westcliff joining our league, we’ve bolstered our squad with nearly 10 new players. Our goal is promotion, and with the talent, coaching staff, and facilities we have, I believe we can achieve it.”

Karl O'Brien Colchester Rugby Club - Whitehall

Colchester Rugby Clubs 2023/2024 Fixtures

Regional 1 South East

  • September
    • 2nd: Hertford (h)
    • 9th: Shelford (a)
    • 16th: Sudbury (h)
    • 23rd: Letchworth Garden City (a)
    • 30th: Old Northamptonians (h)
  • October
    • 14th: Westcliff (a)
    • 21st: Bedford Athletic (h)
  • November
    • 4th: Harpenden (a)
    • 11th: Rochford Hundred (h)
    • 18th: Oundle (h)
  • December
    • 2nd: Tring (a)
    • 9th: Shelford (h)
    • 16th: Sudbury (a)
  • January
    • 6th: Letchworth Garden City (h)
    • 13th: Old Northamptonians (a)
    • 27th: Westcliff (h)
  • February
    • 3rd: Bedford Athletic (a)
    • 17th: Harpenden (h)
  • March
    • 2nd: Rochford Hundred (a)
    • 16th: Oundle (a)
    • 23rd: Tring (h)
  • April
    • 6th: Hertford (a)
CRFC Fixtures 2023-2024 - Whitehall Resources

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Our Christmas Game Leads to £250 Donation to The Christie

Whitehall Resources recently held a charity campaign through the launch of our new game, Soccer Skill Shot, with a £250 prize for the winner to donate to a charity of their choice. The goal of the game was to achieve the highest score before time ran out, with players earning points by quickly reacting to moving targets and successfully hitting them with the ball.

Over the course of the campaign, hundreds of colleagues, candidates, and clients participated, with ten players rising above the rest on the leaderboard. To determine the winner, we used a random name generator to choose from the top ten high scorers, with Stephen Bruton as the recipient of the prize.

Stephen Bruton

Stephen chose to donate the £250 to The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, the largest single-site cancer centre in Europe. Located in Manchester, The Christie serves a population of 2.3 million people across Greater Manchester and Cheshire, treating more than 60,000 patients each year, with over a quarter of their patients referred from other parts of the UK.

We are grateful for the support of all those who participated in the charity campaign and thrilled to see the prize being donated to such a worthy cause in The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

A spokesperson for The Christie NHS Foundation said:

“We are delighted you have chosen to support our charity, and we cannot express enough how grateful we are for your gift. Donations like yours are simply essential for us and our work to help our cancer patients.

Thanks to your support, we are able to provide much-needed services which are over and above what the NHS is able to fund.

With 82p in every £1 raised going directly to patients, your donation helps us offer patients the very latest research and technology options, ensure our staff are at the forefront of scientific and educational breakthroughs and make significant advances in how we can care for our patients, their families and carers.”

You can learn more about The Christie’s work by visiting their official website and viewing their latest Impact Report.

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Whitehall team up with Essex CCC to make donations to Colchester Foodbank

Whitehall Resources, proud Official Training Wear Sponsor of Essex Cricket, today welcomed Essex County Cricket Club to their Colchester offices to make food package donations to The Colchester Food Bank.

Whitehall Resources are enjoying the first year of its new agreement with the Club.

Tremayne Hall, Managing Director, “In these challenging economic times, we are only too pleased to make a contribution to The Colchester Food Bank. I would like to thank all of the Whitehall Resources staff for getting behind the initiative, the team from Colchester Food Bank for working with us on this and for all the outstanding work they do in our local community, and the Essex Cricket players and officials for helping us on the day to ensure nothing was dropped!”

Ruth Howlett Partnerships & Hospitality Manager “It has been a pleasure to welcome Whitehall Resources to The Cloud County Ground this year for their first season with Essex Cricket. It’s always great to be able to visit our Club Partners on their home turf to learn more about their business. The Whitehall offices are creative, fun, modern spaces that motivate their employees and offer a great balance of focus and relaxation.

During these difficult economic times, it is wonderful that Whitehall can support the local community with substantial food package donations. Their kindness and charitable values are why we are proud to call them our partner.”

Kim Moore, Senior Community Organiser, Colchester Foodbank Charity, “ The cost of living crisis is having an impact on all of us. But for those already struggling to afford the essentials, the cost of living crisis means skipping meals just so you can feed your children. It means cutting back on toiletries like shampoo so you can afford the bus for job interviews. It means turning off the heating so you can afford internet access for your kids to do their homework. This is the true cost of the rising price of essentials for people on the lowest incomes. We are the busiest Foodbank in the East of England, having fed over 15000 people last year. 43% of our clients are children.  Demand is up significantly while donations are lower than they were last year. We are grateful for organisations like Whitehall Resources who encourage their staff to support us with donations, volunteering and getting involved with campaigning for positive change.”


About Whitehall Resources

Whitehall was founded with one goal – to be the biggest and best recruiter globally in their market of SAP, Oracle & specialist IT recruitment. Whitehall Resources are the Club’s Official Training Wear Sponsor & Platinum Partner. The Head office is located in Colchester, Essex.

Our Christmas charity donation

We made a poll during the festive period for anyone and everyone to choose one of the five charities we picked this year and distribute a £1,500 donation according to people’s votes.  Here are the final results, thank you to everyone who voted!

Save the Children

Operating in over 100 countries, they aim to help every child reach their full potential, making sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning.

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ActionAid

An international charity working with the poorest women and girls in the world, changing lives for good. Read more

Cancer Research UK

The world’s largest charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Their vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. Read more

Help for Heroes

Providing lifelong support to Service Personnel and Military Veterans with injuries, illnesses and wounds sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces. Read more

Elephant, Rhinos and People

Empowering communities in rural Africa to help the preservation of elephants and rhinos. Read more

A special delivery for the Foodbank Colchester

We’ve joined efforts again this year to prepare a special delivery for the Colchester Foodbank, a local organisation that helps people in crisis; those who might be homeless, caught in unfortunate situations or need emergency support. We’re very pleased with the huge amount of food and non-perishable goods donated by our team members and we’are happy to inform that the collection has been delivered on time for Christmas!

If you’d like to know more about the Foodbank, you can do so here.

Horror in Hollywood

Our biggest charity event returned this year with a bit of horror glam, with Whitehallians dressing up as all sorts of film characters, baking nice-tasting horrific cakes, embracing the charity for the day and supporting with their donations.

This year, we fund raised for Mind Colchester, an independent charity that provides support on mental health in the local area.

We’d like to thank all the local businesses who donated to support our charity raffle:

Blogs

St Joseph’s rugby festival a huge success

The annual St Joseph’s College National Schools Rugby Festival took place last weekend, with schools from all over the country competing for the cup of the prestigious rugby tournament. The weekend was streamed online and received tens of thousands of views from around the world.

It was a great sunny weekend with a fantastic family atmosphere where friends, parents, fans, Old Berkfeldians and naturally, Whitehall met up to cheer for their favourite teams.

The cup winners were Wellington College, with Millfield School winning the plate.

We had a great time supporting St Joseph’s and we’re looking forward to working with them throughout the academic year.

Community engagement through St Joseph’s College sponsorship

We are pleased to announce we are the new headline sponsors of St Joseph’s College National Schools Rugby Festival and The National Schools 7s Rugby and Netball Festival.  Founded over 80 years ago, St Joseph’s is one of the top-performing schools in Suffolk and is the host to the annual festivals. As principal sponsors we’ll be supporting the senior rugby, netball, cricket and hockey teams.

“We’re very proud to have partnered with St Joseph’s College, they have an outstanding reputation in the area and a track record of sporting success. Many of us at Whitehall are keen rugby fans and we do what we can to support the local community – we’re looking forward to next weekend and hope it’s as successful as previous years.” – Tremayne Hall, Managing Director at Whitehall Resources

St Joseph’s College Rugby Festival takes place on the 19th and 20th October this year. The weekend will see thousands of sports fans and families arrive at the school grounds for hours of sporting fun. It has been running since 1986 and has seen many alumni go on to professional careers in rugby: Chris Robshaw, Mako Vinupola, Jonathan Joseph and more.

We are looking forward to all the upcoming St Joseph’s events and wish all their teams the best for the upcoming seasons.

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Whitehall Team at St Helena’s Corporate Golf Day

Whitehall Resources entered a team at St Helena’s Corporate Golf Day organised at Stoke by Nayland Hotel’s course last week. The team had a great time trying their best swings and getting to know other players from local organisations, who all met to support a good cause.

St Helena is a local charity that helps people who face incurable illness and bereavement, and offers support to their families and carers. The funds raised will go to the Breathlessness Clinic, a weekly group for patients who need specialist support with their breathlessness due to their illness.

Well done Whitehall team, and thank you to St Helena for having us for the day.


Essex Rebels team up with Whitehall Resources

We are now the proud headline sponsors of the Essex Rebels basketball teams and Rebels basketball programme.

Essex Rebels head coach, Tom Sadler: “I’m very excited about our new sponsors.  Whitehall Resources are as passionate as we are about people. Basketball is a people-driven industry and with their involvement and sponsorship we will be able to make sure that we deliver the very best experience and playing opportunities within the sport and within our newly established Rebels Basketball pathway.”

Whitehall Resources Managing Director, Tremayne Hall: “We are very pleased to expand our partnership with the University. The Rebels have a great programme that reaches hundreds of children and young adults and it’s a privilege for Whitehall to be a part of that. The team have excellent facilities, strong leadership and vision, and squads of talented and passionate players.”

The Essex Rebels are based at the University of Essex in a brand new £12m facility, with a 2000m2 main arena and seating for 1600 spectators. As headline sponsors, we’ll be supporting  the academy teams, men’s teams and the women’s WBBL professional team.

In preparation for the WBBL Cup and WBBL Championship season starting in October, the Essex Rebels  will start with a Trophy opening weekend from 27th-29th September at the Essex Sports Arena, with 12 competing teams from the WBBL.

The Essex Rebels have recently announced their line up for the new season. This includes returning players Grace Sinnott, Jessy Ward and team captain Cath Lutz, as well as new signings Olivia Partridge, who previously played for the Sevenoaks Suns, and Ellie Shaxon who spent last year playing for German professional team, Krofdorf Knights.

 

We are looking forward to the games and supporting the teams. You can follow the teams on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.