We’re proud to be able to sponsor some of the most historic and well-loved sports clubs in our community. It’s a pleasure for us to share in the collective joy and belonging that these clubs provide to our members. By supporting them financially we hope they can continue to bring this to our local community for many years to come.
Saffron Walden Town Football Club
Saffron Building Society was founded in 1849. A mere 23 years later Saffron Walden Football Club was set up – their first ever League match was in Halstead Town (where today another of our branches resides).
Historic and steadfast, both are part of the fabric of the town and football is an enormous source of pride for the people of Saffron Walden. Even if you’re not there on a Saturday, the crowds can often be heard echoing around the streets of Saffron Walden.
Today part of the Essex Senior League, they are a force to be reckoned with. In 2021-22 they were League runners-up, and as this season draws to a close they’re battling it out for their final place in the League table.
Saffron Walden Rugby Football Club
Rugby was played in Saffron Walden as early as the 1930s. But the club has come a long way since then, in fact their recent history shows it to be unstoppable.
It’s been a bumper season, not only have they celebrated their 60th birthday milestone but after RFU's restructure of the grassroot leagues at the start of the season they won the London Division One Eastern Counties 16 points clear with three games still to go.
#wearthecrocus We do, proudly!