In the community

Morris Shapland Financial Services Ltd has proudly sponsored Bideford RFC since the 2000/2001 season.

We have endeavored to support the club via our sponsorship every year which has now become a permanent fixture in our annual calendar of events.

Two of our directors, Andrew Mackenzie-Shapland and James Buckland have enjoyed success with the Chiefs over the years. Andrew has captained the first team on four occasions (2003/04, 2004/05, 2009/10 and 2010/11) and won the Devon and Cornwall league twice (2001 & 2011) and the Devon Junior Cup (2008) and Devon Intermediate Cup (2011 & 2012).

James enjoyed playing rugby for Bideford Forst team from 2006-2018 and played his part in winning the Devon and Cornwall League (2011) and the Devon Intermediate Cup (2011 & 2012) amd gaining promotion from Cornwall and Devon 1 (2011) and Western Counties (2013). 

Fellow directors Stephen Morris and Mark Cox have represented the club at mini and senior level.

The company also has strong roots with Royal North Devon Golf Club with all directors, as well as Julian Baker, Kiaran Tanton and Ethan Jeffery holding current membership there and support the club in numerous events and matches.

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