Watsonians and Qmile group have extended their existing partnership for a further two years.
Watsonian FC is so proud to announce that it is extending its contract with the QMile Group.
QMile is an award-winning property developer based in Edinburgh, specialising in prestigious and complex developments, including mixed-use, commercial, residential, leisure and retail.
The property developer has worked with Watsonians for the previous two years and both parties are ecstatic to continue the partnership.
The club-wide partnership works with Scottish National League 1, Super6 rugby and Women's team, as well as sponsoring minis events.
The announcement has been made in the build-up to the Sarah Beaney Cup final at BT Murrayfield on May 14th where the Watsonians Women's team will face Hillhead Jordanhill RFC.
Watsonians Women's Rugby are in the hunt for an unprecedented double-double after retaining the Tennent's Premiership title. The team is also looking to secure a second successive Sarah Beaney Cup.
The expanded partnership follows Qmile Group's two-year sponsorship of the Watsonian Warriors' mini rugby teams, which run from Primary 2 to Primary 7.
The developer is now sponsoring the women's, men's, Super 6 and Warriors teams with the Qmile Group logo featuring on the playing and training kit.
In addition, Qmile Group has supported the creation of a girls' rugby section. The developer was also the headline sponsor of Watsonian Warriors' annual mini rugby tournament, which attracts up to 600 children and their parents from clubs throughout Scotland.
Commenting on the partnership, Watsonian FC director of rugby, Chris Hunter, said: "This is an incredibly exciting announcement as we extend our partnership with Qmile Group whilst also widening the partnership to the whole club.
"The foundations were set with the previous deal working with our youth section, the Warriors. However, the relationship has grown, and we are thrilled that Qmile Group will now be one of our principal partners at Myreside.
"It has been great working with Qmile Group chief executive, Paul Curran, and sales and marketing director, Jan Welsh, who both share a huge passion and vision for sport within the community.
"Due to that, a big focus on our enhanced partnership has been to get our girls rugby section off the ground to complement our already very successful women's team. It is therefore fitting that we make this announcement as we head towards the Sarah Beaney Cup final."
Qmile Group sales and marketing director, Jan Welsh, added: "Our sponsorship of the Warriors proved to be a highly successful initiative, so we are very pleased to extend our club sponsorship and become a principal partner.
"It is especially pleasing to have helped support the creation of the girls' section and to see the women's team make the cup final.
"With our Craighouse development so near to Watsonians, and with many people now living there, we wanted to develop a close community relationship with the club.
"We are looking forward to further growing our relationship with the Watsonians and contributing to the club's ongoing success, both on and off the pitch."
Qmile Group is currently delivering a £150m residential development at Craighouse which neighbours Watsonian FC’s Myreside ground. Once complete, Craighouse will comprise a mix of 145 luxury townhouses and apartments.
The 52-acre development offers both new build properties and conversions, including Category A-listed buildings, in what is one of Edinburgh’s newest and most desirable communities.