Rugby fever came to Ballymena Rugby Club this week with the visit of the Guinness PRO12 rugby trophy thanks to Specsavers Ballymena.

Official sponsor

As an official sponsor of the Guinness PRO12 match officials and referees, Specsavers is also the official optician and hearing services partner of the Guinness PRO12, providing expert eye care for players and officials, ensuring no ‘should’ve gone to Specsavers’ moments on the pitch. The partnership also highlights the importance of eye and hearing care in sport, especially playing a contact sport like rugby.

Rugby fever

Store director Valerie Penney, Specsavers Ballymena says: ‘We were delighted to bring a bit of excitement to Ballymena Rugby Club with the Guinness PRO12 Trophy. There has been a fantastic buzz about the country with the Rugby World Cup being on and the PRO12 tournament allows the local community to also enjoy some of that action.’

Healthy eyesight helps sporting success

Valerie continued: ‘The trophy tour has also given us a chance to get out and meet schools, clubs and specialist facilities in our local community, reminding them of how important eye and hear care is when playing sports, and that we’re here to ensure they can be future stars on the pitch with a healthy eyesight!’

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