Specsavers showcase Guinness PRO12 Trophy

Ashton Hewitt and Tom Prydie welcomed the Guinness PRO12 Trophy last week to stores in Newport and Cwmbran, to build excitement ahead of Judgement Day IV.

Jon Pallett | 27/04/2016

The appearance was part of a tour that saw the trophy travel more than 100 miles to eight locations in Wales’ rugby regions of Llanelli, Gwent, Cardiff, Swansea and Neath.

Pupils from Crindau Primary School attended the Austin Friars store in Newport while pupils from Griffithstown Primary School attended the Llywelyn Walk store in Cwmbran.

As a sponsor of the Guinness PRO12 match officials and referees, Specsavers is also the official partner of optical and audiology services to the Guinness PRO12, providing expert care for players and officials.

Newport Gwent Dragons star Ashton Hewitt said: As players we really enjoy opportunities to get out and about around our region to meet fans and supporters, and to have the Guinness PRO12 trophy at Specsavers for the children to see really makes it extra special.'

Craig Mackenzie, store director of Specsavers in Newport, said: ‘It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to bring sporting stars, community groups and a much sought-after trophy into our store, so to say we were thrilled to host this event is an understatement.

‘At Specsavers, we pride ourselves on being a community optician and to uphold this standing we’re always striving to engage with all members of our community. Bringing the silverware into the store was one way to do this in an exciting way and to show, through our sponsorship of the Guinness PRO12, that we champion the importance of looking after eye and ear health no matter what a person’s profession is.’

Judgement Day IV takes place at Principality Stadium Stadium on Saturday 30th April. Cardiff Blues take on the Ospreys at 2:30pm before Newport Gwent Dragons play the Scarlets at 5pm.

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