Emerald Kalama 2020 Training Range Partners

Over the course of the coming weeks, we will be showcasing all 2020 Kit and Training Range Sponsors, and today we are delighted to announce Emerald Kalama have become new Training Range Partners for the 2020 season.

Emerald Kalama is a leading global manufacturer of specialty materials such as benzoic acid, benzaldehyde, and downstream chemistries, with a focus on flavour and fragrance ingredients, non-phthalate plasticisers, antimicrobials, synthesis intermediates and rubber additives.

The local business will appear on the club’s 2020 Training Range after being impressed by the work of the dedicated staff and directors during a testing period, which marks their first partnership with the Vikings First Team.

Emerald Kalama began their partnership with the Vikings at the start of 2019, becoming principle sponsors of the club’s Learning Disability Rugby League team, with their brand proudly displayed on the front of their playing shirts.

The decision was made by Emerald Kalama to support our LDRL squad after finding parallel values between the team and their own business, leading to the sponsorship being extended for the 2020 season.

Through this sponsorship, the team have played in festivals across the country, which included being a part of the Community Integrated Care LD Super League at the Magic Weekend, playing in front of tens of thousands of supporters at Anfield.

Graham Smith, Site Director at Emerald Kalama, commented, “Widnes Vikings is a huge part of the history and culture of the town, and it is important for us to be able to associate ourselves with such a key figure in the community.

“The concept of the Learning Disability Rugby League teams sits perfectly with the values of our company. Going along to the Magic Weekend at Anfield and going along to the Halton Stadium to meet the players, we got to see the diverse make-up of the team and how they love being involved. It’s also great to see how pleased the parents are that such an opportunity exists for their children.

“Sponsoring the LDRL team is very important to us and we were hoping to do a little bit more next season. Having been to the club and met the new CEO, the Directors, the coaching staff and support staff it is obvious how committed and genuine they are to the success and survival of the Vikings.

“We really do want to be a part of that, we obviously have a big presence within the community and it is important that companies like ourselves pull together and do what we can to help that journey.”

Dave Rolt, Head of Commercial at Widnes Vikings, added, “Emerald Kalama have been fantastic partners of the club, stepping in to help out at a challenging time by sponsoring our Learning Disability team.

“With their support, we have been able to provide some incredible opportunities to those players this season and to have their renewed backing of our LDRL team is brilliant for the club.

“We’re excited by the extension of our partnership with Emerald Kalama into the 2020 season, and the club is delighted to have their brand appearing on our Training Range.”

You can find out more about Emerald Kalama by watching our in-depth interview above, in which Site Director Graham Smith explains what services they offer and why they chose to become 2020 Kit Partners with the Vikings.

If you are interested in Sponsorship Packages for 2020 and beyond, contact Head of Commercial, Dave Rolt, on daver@widnesvikings.co.uk or call 0151 495 2250.