A WELSH building company is sponsoring a women’s rugby team.

Persimmon – the largest housebuilder in south Wales – is investing into the west Wales housing infrastructure with a number of developments including Parc Cerrig in Cross Hands and Awel Y Mynydd in Pembrey as well as plans for new sites in Carmarthen, Garden Village and Saundersfoot.

As part of the company’s support for the community, it has become the main sponsor for the Scarlets Women’s U18s rugby team for their 2024 campaign.

The Persimmon logo will now be displayed on the front of the Scarlets’ jerseys for the Regional Age-Grade Championship matches.

Scarlets women’s programme lead Rhodri Jones and Rhiannon Griffin, captain of the Scarlets Women’s U18s said: “We are delighted that Persimmon have shown their support of the women’s team. Women’s rugby in Wales is taking some big steps and we have seen a number of players from our Scarlets U18s go on to represent the Wales senior rugby team.

“We are thrilled to have such a respected south Wales business give their backing to the team at such an exciting time in the girls’ development.”

Stuart Phillips, Persimmon’s west Wales managing director, said: “We are delighted to join forces with the Scarlets by supporting the Women’s U18s team this season. The Scarlets host a special place in the lives of many in west Wales, serving as a unifying force that brings people together.

“Our community champions initiative is all about supporting worthwhile causes in the communities where we build, and with our significant presence across west Wales, we’re delighted to be able to back the talented Women’s U18s team.

“Women and girls rugby continues to go from strength to strength and it’s fantastic to see our national game inspiring new talent to take up the sport, which will only serve to foster a sense of togetherness that extends beyond the rugby pitch.

“Llanelli and the surrounding areas have a rich rugby heritage across the region, and we hope our support will go some way to help them continue their excellent work developing the pathway of Welsh female rugby talent.”

Persimmon’s Parc Cerrig development in Cross Hands has a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes available from £219,995, with the Awel Y Mynydd development in Pembrey having a range of two, three, and four-bedroom homes for a starting price of £199,995.

The Carmarthen, Garden Village and Saundersfoot developments are planned for a 2024 launch. More information can be found at www.persimmonhomes.com.