Academy on point with new sponsor

Specialist re-pointing professionals Gun-point North-East are backing the future of North-East rugby league in 2018 after the well-established firm has joined Newcastle Thunder as the front of shirt sponsors of the Under 16 and 19’s academy teams.

Formally incorporated in 1983, Gun-point North-East undertakes a wide array of work including the re-pointing of brickwork, stonework, brick replacements, weatherproofing, epoxy crack repairs and deep pressure pointing, grouting, and wall tie works.

The North Tyneside based company works with some of the region’s biggest councils and home builders as well as private homeowner properties.

Gun-point’s unique equipment, methods and 28 years of experience have allowed them to become recognised as the North-East’s go-to company for their services.

Since pledging their support, the Gun-point North-East backed Under 19s opened their account with a 24-18 win over Wakefield Trinity before giving a good account of themselves in games against their counterparts from the Super League Academies  Huddersfield Giants, Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors and Widnes Vikings.

The Under 16s have enjoyed an even stronger showing, with impressive wins against Widnes Vikings (26-24) London Broncos (24-72) and Leeds Rhinos

(32-20) a battling performance against Warrington and a two-point loss away to Bradford their only reverse so far.

Welcoming Gun-point North-East aboard, Newcastle Thunder general manager Jordan Robinson said: “We’re delighted to have Gun-point on the front of the academy team’s shirts this season and that they have chosen to support the Thunder players of the future.”

“Their support is invaluable in providing a professional environment for these young players to progress and develop not only their rugby league skills but as people too. We are looking forward to working together over the course of the season.”

Gun-point North-East marketing manager. Keith Christie said: “Gun-point North-East were very keen to get involved with the Newcastle Thunder,  and are delighted to be supporting the next group of potential players coming through the North-East Rugby League player pathway. There is a significant amount of rugby league talent in the region and we are proud to support Newcastle Thunder going forward”