The project achievements to date have seen a vast amount of documents collated and catalogued by the project volunteers, the installation of heritage displays at Kingsholm and the creation of a new website dedicated to Gloucester Rugby Heritage.
Gary Little, Community Manager, Gloucester Rugby, said:
"The Heritage project has achieved so much in such a short time thanks to the funding received from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The support and investment from Ecclesiastical will enable us to develop the project further."
"We will be creating educational resources for schools across the county. Cross curricular resource packs will be produced for teachers, who can then use them to help educate and inspire young people through the power of rugby."
Chris Pitt, Head of Corporate Communications for Ecclesiastical, said:
"We're the country's leading insurer of heritage buildings, so getting behind the heritage experience is the perfect way to support Gloucester Rugby. The initiative is keeping the Club's history alive, whilst at the same time motivating younger people to learn."
"Ecclesiastical as an insurer work tirelessly to support people when they need it most, helping them get their lives and businesses back together after fires and floods for example."
"But we throw just as much energy and enthusiasm into volunteering and fundraising for local charities. This is just as important a part of our business."
"A responsible approach to the community in which we live and work is part and parcel of being a big part of Gloucester life. And it's also a big part of being a successful local business or sports club. Ecclesiastical Insurance is delighted to become a Gloucester Rugby's community partner."
And the final word to Heather Forbes, the County Archivist:
"It's great that a commercial sponsor has joined us. This will help us extend the benefits of the project by reaching even more schools."