Leicester Tigers and England rugby star, Louis Deacon, has taken delivery of a new Ford Ranger during his benefit year. The 6ft 6in ‘lock’ has teamed up with Ford dealer, Sandicliffe, and Everards Brewery, an existing operator of new Ford Transit Custom vans.
Louis Deacon, 33, has been with the Tigers – England’s most successful rugby union club – since 2000, and took delivery of his four-wheel-drive Ranger Limited last month.
“When you are as tall as I am there are very few cars in which you can be really comfortable, so the Ranger is perfect for me for long journeys and for carrying all my kit around – and it’s a great family vehicle too,” he said.
Nick Osborne, Sandicliffe’s commercial vehicles sales manager, said: “The Tigers’ Welford Road ground is just across the road from our Leicester dealership, so all of the staff feel an important part of the club and its successes. Having Louis driving one of our Ford Rangers is a big boost for everyone.”
“The association between family-owned local businesses, Sandicliffe and Everards Brewery, is strong. We have just delivered two Ford Transit Customs, specially equipped as service vans for engineers to visit the brewery’s 175-plus public houses.”
The new Ford Transit Custom vans carry all the beer pumping equipment which the Everards technicians require to help keep the ale flowing to customers.