Reeds Rugby Club announced today that Veterans for Wildlife, a leading international charity committed to the conservation and protection of wildlife including critically endangered species, has signed a two year deal to co-sponsor the senior section of the club.

The Veterans for Wildlife brand and logo will appear on the 1st & 2nd XV playing jersey and feature prominently around the club house, web-site, and at selected events that provide the opportunity to raise awareness about the charity and its work whilst allowing club members to make donations should they so choose. Over and above this members of the senior section will also participate in an annual fundraising event.

Veterans for Wildlife CEO Wesley Thomson & fellow representative Ryan Biddlecombe commented: ‘’We are looking forward to creating a strong partnership with people that know the reasons behind teamwork and supporting one another. We wish to educate and empower the team and supporters on the ongoing struggle we face trying to prevent the harsh, but real situation of poaching that occurs. This is an exciting time for us as we continue to find new ways of explaining to people the work that we do and fund raise. We regard Reeds Rugby Club as an ideal partner to help us achieve those goals. Aside from their sustained success on the field, the club has a similar ethos to ourselves with a clear ambition to become one of Surrey’s pre-eminent rugby clubs which we are very pleased to support’’.

Ed Peters, Chairman of Reeds Weybridge Rugby Club said ’’Veterans for Wildlife is an established international charity with laudable aims who we believe we can partner and support going forwards and who’s values are similar to our own. We are delighted they have come on board at this exciting time for the senior section of the club and we are looking forward to a long and successful relationship.’’


About Veterans for Wildlife


Veterans for Wildlife is an international charity committed to the protection of wildlife and the world’s critically endangered species. By deploying highly-skilled and experienced former service personnel, Veterans for Wildlife aims to play a key role in conservation and the prevention of wildlife crime. 

As a people-focused organisation, Veterans for Wildlife has two primary objectives: 

  • Supporting conservation entities and rangers at the grass roots level.
  • The empowerment and development of military veterans. 

By facilitating critical capacity-building programmes, Veterans for Wildlife aims to develop the skill-set and operational effectiveness of anti-poaching rangers. These programmes offer a unique opportunity to veterans, transitioning into civilian life, to continue to make a positive impact on society.