Tech firm backs talent on and off the rugby pitch

Neueda sponsors Queens University Belfast Rugby for fifth year.

Belfast headquartered international tech firm Neueda has come on board as lead sponsor of Queens University Belfast rugby club (QUB RFC) for the fifth time.

The company has provided funding to support the QUB club which is the oldest continuous club in Ulster and the second oldest in Ireland. The club has to date produced 22 representatives of the British and Irish Lions, the most of any club in Ireland, and has won the Ulster Senior Cup a record 23 times.

“Backing young talent is very much at the core of our ethos at Neueda,” explains Brendan Monaghan, CEO at Neueda.

 “It is always encouraging to see young people to go on to achieve great success and no matter what that success looks like, be it on a sporting, professional or personal level, it’s down to the result of hard work and commitment.

“We’re proud to support young people that show determination, ambition and a healthy approach to balancing study and sports – it sets them off on a great path for life,” Brendan said.

 L-R Ian McAvoy, President of QUB Rugby Football Club, Tommy Bowe, Brendan Monaghan, Neueda CEO, Iain Henderson, Ian McIlrath, President of the IRFU and Trevor Ringland MBE.

L-R Ian McAvoy, President of QUB Rugby Football Club, Tommy Bowe, Brendan Monaghan, Neueda CEO, Iain Henderson, Ian McIlrath, President of the IRFU and Trevor Ringland MBE.

Former QUB players and British and Irish Lions Trevor Ringland, Tommy Bowe and current player Iain Henderson were on hand at a recent launch event for the club, which is currently marking its 150th season. 

Ian McAvoy, President of QUB RFC added, “Having the support of a major local employer such as Neueda is crucial to the success of our club. Sponsorship of this level allows us to ensure our players’ experience of competitive sport is positive, professional and enjoyable.”