Urban Vision stepped in to help Eccles & Salford Juniors Rugby League club after the team’s goal posts were sawn in half by vandals.
The timber posts were donated around 20 years ago – and were thought to be amongst the tallest in the UK.
Urban Vision paid for the replacement posts which were installed in time for the first game of the new season – a 20-18 victory over Waterhead from Oldham.
The posts feature Urban Vision branding on the post protector pads and, as a special thank you, the club has also added the company’s logo to the team’s shirts.
Alfrieda Kindon, secretary of Eccles & Salford Juniors said: “Club members were devastated at the destruction of the posts, which were historically important within rugby league, simply for their sheer scale. We are very grateful to Urban Vision for stepping in to provide us with new posts and we’re looking forward to them having just as long an association with the club as their predecessors.”
Professional rugby league player Adrian Morley - who once played for Eccles ARL - also visited the ground prior to flying out to Australia with the England team for the forthcoming Rugby League World Cup. He said: “It's such a shame what happened to the rugby posts, Urban Vision's magnificent gesture is a great support for the club”.
Bill Taylor, managing director of Urban Vision added: “As a local company heavily involved in the top ranks of rugby league through our work with Salford Reds we were very happy to get involved at grass roots level by providing Eccles & Salford Juniors with the new posts.”
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