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Leicester Tigers Player Sponsorship

Alex Wright Uponor Housing Solutions are pleased to be sponsoring Leicester Tigers Scrum Half Alex Wright for the 2005/2006 season.

Alex started playing rugby with Loughborough at Under 8 age group, then went onto represent Leicestershire at U14, U16 and U18 level. Alex has also represented the Midlands in the U16s age group.

He joined Tigers following a successful trial at the beginning of the 2001 season, firstly as a member of the Junior Academy at U16 level, then in the summer of 2002 he was enrolled Tigers' apprenticeship scheme. The following season he held the regular scrum half spot in the Youth team, whilst still only 16, and last season saw him progress to the U21/Development team and play three games for the Tigers Extras in the Zurich A League, as well as making his first team debut.

You can find out more about the Leicester Tigers by clicking here : www.tigers.co.uk

We wish Alex well for the season, look out for our competitions to win places on our corporate hospitality days through the year. For current competitions please click here

VW Cup Sponsorship

Mike Kurton Uponor Housing Solutions are please to sponsor Mike Kurton or Kurton Mechanical Services in the VW Racing Cup. Uponor supported Mike with his VW Vento for the 2004-2005 season and will next year be primary sponsor for Mike in the New Mark V Golf, in association with City Plumbing and Mitsubishi Electric.

Mike returned to long-circuit after a 22-year break; started in early 20s with Brands Hatch Racing School. He raced Formula Fords and saloons for five years before retiring at age 28, then took up karting in mid-'90s. Last season was his first in the VW Racing Cup

The VW Cup was launched in 2000 and is widely regarded as the most exciting saloon car championship in the UK. The innovative regulations put all cars into a single class based on power to weight ratios. Open to any model of racing Volkswagen, the Cup has attracted drivers of the Beetle RSi, Corrado, Vento & Golf VR6, Golf GTI, Scirocco GTI, Polo, Lupo and Bora models.

For more information on the VW Cup please click : www.vw-cup.co.uk

Keep checking our Press room for updates on Mikes progress throughout the season and check out our competitions for opportunities to join us at the races!