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Props to Hills – sponsor of Westbury rugby festival

Written by Peter Davison.

Pictured in the back row – third and fourth from left – are Paul Scrivens, Hills’ Northacre MBT plant manager and Ed Dodd, divisional director with officials and players from the men’s and ladies’ teams at Westbury RFCA rugby tournament that will see teams from across the South West clash at Westbury Rugby Club is to be sponsored by Hills.

The waste and recycling firm operates Wiltshire's only mechanical and biological treatment plant – turning 60,000 tonnes of household waste a year into fuel for use in renewable energy plants – not far from the club.

The 10-a-side rugby tournament will be held from May 25 to 28, with men's teams playing on the Saturday and women's teams on the Sunday.

Gareth Vaughan, Westbury RFC Chairman, said: “We were looking for one major sponsor for this event and are grateful to Hills for getting on board with us.

"The funding will make it possible for us to create a great atmosphere and a tournament that will be one to remember. We hope that this will become an annual event at Westbury RFC.”

Ed Dodd, group director Hills Waste Solutions, said: “This is the first 10-a-side tournament to be hosted by Westbury RFC, and as a local business we were keen to support them.

"We look forward to presenting The Hills Cup to the overall winners on 28 May.”