We are proud to be closely associated with numerous local sporting organisations by way of sponsorship. We consider our business to be an integral part of the local community and as such are keen to be connected to some of the prominent sports teams in the area both at junior and senior level.
Pictured above are the players of Underbank Rangers Rugby League team posing beside the new Holmebuild sponsored scoreboard. Holmebuild have been associated with the club for 3 years now and are pleased to report that the current season has just finished with an appearance in the RL Conference League play off final at the home of Warrington Wolves.
Holmebuild are very active in the sponsorship of local cricket clubs including Holmfirth CC, Clayton West CC, Delph & Dobcross CC and Scholes CC where our name and logo site proudly beside the scoreboard clock (see photo).
Holmebuild – Proud Sponsors of Underbank Rangers.
A WINNING COMBINATION
Huddersfield Underbank Rangers are a rugby league team based in Holmfirth near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. They play in the National Division of the Rugby League Conference. The club also competes as Underbank Rangers in division 4 of the Pennine League. They also have an Underbank Rangers A competing in the Pennine League division 7.
The club was founded in 1884. During the early 1900s Underbank unearthed rugby league legend Harold Wagstaff who would go on to be the first name on the Rugby League’s Hall of Fame.
A Holliday Cup and promotion double was achieved in 1981/82 when Neil Fox was player / coach.Angers struggled in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as the establishment of the rival Newsome club took its toll. However, the club achieved a two-year revival at the end of the 1992/93 season, culminating in winning the Holliday Cup and gaining promotion to the Pennine Premier Division.
Season 1999-2000 witnessed the Rangers finish second, their highest ever position, in the Pennine League Premier division. The following season, 2000-2001, again saw Rangers riding high in the Premier Division and top of the table at Christmas. However, the club suffered badly with the foot and mouth crisis, the ground was closed and the nomadic Rangers won only one of their last nine matches. The next couple of seasons witnessed the Rangers struggle and they couldn’t maintain their Pennine Premier League status.
They were founder members of National League Three in 2003. They went on to finish sixth out of the ten competing teams. Seasons 2004 to 2006 saw the team miss out on the play-offs.
The league was renamed Rugby League Conference National Division and came within the Rugby League Conference structure in 2007. Rangers improved and finished fifth and reached the play-offs before losing in the second round at Warrington Wizards. The team again finished fifth in 2008 exiting the competition in the first round of the play-offs after a defeat at Featherstone Lions. Pictured, Director of Holmebuild Andrew Skelton with recent trophies won by Underbank.