The sponsorship reaffirms Hagan Homes' commitment to the local community and its Enler Village development in Comber, where it recently began phase three of the £150m site.
This latest venture represents the company's most extensive project to date. Upon completion, the development will have 900 homes spread across 112 acres. This impressive undertaking is a collaborative effort involving a consortium of other renowned building firms such as Antrim Construction Company (ACC) contributing to the site.
Now, as an extra commitment to the area Hagan Homes will sponsor North Down Cricket Club in Comber, which has been operating since 1857 and is considered one of the most successful clubs on the island of Ireland.
With a thriving youth section, multiple senior teams, and an inclusive approach, it aligns seamlessly with our values of community engagement and support for local initiatives.
The gold sponsorship package that we have committed to will help support the club’s growing Outreach Programme which engages with numerous schools and community organisations. It will also go towards developing cricketers within the Academy, purchasing specific coaching equipment provision for ladies, girls and youth squads.
Further ground developments including new artificial playing wickets and practice facilities will be bolstered by the new sponsorship, as well as a refurbishment of the clubhouse for wider community use.
The sponsorship will mean heightened visibility for us, with the logo featured on the shirts of adult, youth, and ladies' sections throughout club teams. Other benefits include prominent advertising on and off the pitch as well as participation in many of the club's social events.
Welcoming the partnership Ryan Haire, Committee member, North Down Cricket Club, said:“The support of Hagan Homes who are building the Enler Village development will provide further support for our community outreach work in the area. We are delighted to have their support over a three year term and would like to publicly thank Hagan Homes for their generosity.”
John Toner, Finance Director, Hagan Homes, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, saying, "We are thrilled to be associated with North Down Cricket Club and contribute to the vibrant sports culture in Comber. This sponsorship aligns with our commitment to the local community, especially considering the significance of our Enler Village development in the area. We look forward to supporting the club's growth and success over the next three years.”
Hagan Homes has been actively involved in the community in Comber already, supporting events like the Comber Farmers' Market for several years.
The market runs on the first Thursday of every month, featuring rich produce from local businesses including everything from foods to crafts.
It was started by the Comber Regeneration Community Partnership in a bid to regenerate Comber and create an opportunity for local food producers to sell their goods.