YOUNG rugby players will be sure to stick to the laws of the game — now that a Bolton solicitors has sponsored their team.

Asons Solicitors has agreed to a four-season sponsorship deal with Bolton’s RUFC’s under-16s.

The deal will see Asons as the principal shirt sponsor, supporting more than 100 children.

John King, head of marketing at Asons, said: “Many kids in Bolton turn to sport as a means to socialise, and to get out of the house.

“Unfortunately there aren’t many clubs out there, and of the few that are open, many lack the funds and support to cater for all of those that would like to play.

“Sport is a great way for children to develop and grow, building confidence, while teaching respect and camaraderie. It’s constructive and great for their health, so it’s important that youth sports clubs get the support that they need to continue their great work within the community.”

In May, Asons became the principal sponsor of the Bolton School cricket team, adding to their collection of shirt sponsorships. They have also formed recent ties with other community support groups and charities, such as Bolton Hospice and Bolton Lads and Girls Club.

Practice manager Imran Akram added: “Bolton’s youth rely on clubs and activities to keep them out of trouble. Sport in particular gives them something constructive to do, getting them out of the house.

“As a company that offers work experience, apprenticeships and graduate placements, it’s good to get the brand out there early, so that when these aspiring minds make their way into the professional world, they think of us when searching for their first job.”

Bolton’s U16s will be heading to games in Fleetwood, Marple, Ormskirk and other locations across the North West this season.

Head coach Peter Gore said: “With the amount of exposure we get against other teams and indirectly with friends and families, we saw this as a great opportunity for Asons Solicitors to further their community work, while demonstrating their commitment to local good causes. I’m delighted to have them onboard and I hope that our work continues to produce great rugby players and some exciting matches.”