Allegro Optical Scores A “High Note” with their new Rugby Kit Sponsorship

Saddleworth rugby team “tries” a new kit thanks to Greenfield Optician

The Saddleworth Junior Rangers under 11s Rugby League team can now kick off in style after being sponsored by local opticians Allegro Optical.

Allegro Optical in Greenfield, (located at Unit 1 The Greenfield Centre next to Tesco’s), has provided kits for the under 11s team. The kit was unveiled on Friday 8th February at the clubhouse. The unveiling event was also attended by none other than Huddersfield Giants, Jermaine McGillvary. Star of the England 2017 Rugby League World Cup team. The new kit was presented by Allegro’s Managing Director, Mr Stephen Tighe.

Saddleworth rugby team

The Saddleworth Rangers Club has 15 teams including a Masters team for players over the age of 35yrs. For those who think they are still 21. The club is based at its home ground in Shaw Hall Bank Road, Greenfield and has teams with age groups from under 7s to adult.

Managing Director Stephen Tighe said: ‘We’re proud to be able to support the team and provide these brand new kits to the team. The club is a great opportunity for young people to take part in a fun, traditional and sociable sport in our local area. We hope these new kits will really help the players stand out and feel proud to be part of their team and the wider community.”

Sara Ackroyd Optometrist Allegro Optical Greenfield, Oldham. near Uppermill Saddleworth

Allegro Optical’s Resident Optometrist and Rugby Mum Sara Ackroyd  (who has a son who is in the team) said; “Hopefully, it will help inspire the boys to put in some great performances on the pitch with such an eye-catching design. The coaches, boys and backroom staff have so much enthusiasm for rugby and will be working extremely hard to reward Allegro Optical’s faith in them.”

Why Allegro Optical and Saddleworth Junior Rangers

At Allegro Optical we know there is a definite link between vision and sporting performance. We don’t want to let poor vision stop enthusiasts from enjoying their sports, or their music come to that. Vision, just like speed and strength, is an important component in how well we all perform. There is so much more to vision than just seeing clearly. Vision is composed of many interrelated skills that can affect how well we perform when partaking of a particular activity. However, just as exercise and practice will increase our speed and strength, it can also improve our visual fitness and accuracy.  

With this link between sports and eyecare in mind, we wanted to help one of our local teams by providing new Kit for the Under 11s. The new kit will allow them to look the part on the pitch, and with our bright orange logo, there is no excuse for failing to see their fellow team members.

Saddleworth Junior Rangers new kit sponsored by Allegro Optical opticians in Saddleworth in Greenfield near Uppermill

Because all sports and many musical and dance activities have very different visual demands. Our Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians, with their expertise in sports and performance vision correction, can assess your unique visual system and recommend a solution. A thorough eye examination by one of our experienced Optometrists is a great place to start “getting the winning edge.”

To book your eye test call our Greenfield practice on 01457 353100 or Meltham on 01484 907090 or via our website at

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