147 – Thousand! ‘Rocket’ Ronnie’s Biggest Break

Snooker superstar ‘Rocket’ Ronnie O’Sullivan is giving away 147,000 Junior Memberships to Rileys pool and snooker clubs…

Ronnie and Rileys, the UK’s largest cue sports operator, are determined to give youngsters aged 12 to 18 the chance to start developing their cue skills when the summer holidays get under way.

Rileys Ambassador Ronnie said: “I’m delighted that Rileys are letting me give away 147,000 Junior Memberships to their clubs.

“With the summer holidays just around the corner, youngsters will want to try new sports.

“Rileys clubs provide them with a safe environment surrounded by experienced staff. The clubs are good value, and in most cases just down the road. Parents can feel relaxed about them learning my game at Rileys.

“Pool and snooker are great for helping youngsters improve their ability to concentrate, and improve their maths. My maths used to be terrible!”

Rileys Chief Executive Maurice Kelly said: “Rileys are committed to developing snooker in the UK.

“We want to work with Ronnie O’Sullivan in every way to encourage young people to play snooker and pool.

“Our first-ever Future Stars competition attracted nearly 1,000 under 16s trying to become the next Ronnie O’Sullivan. They are the future of the game. We are working at grassroots to give them real opportunities.”

World Snooker Chairman Barry Hearn is backing Rileys’ massive 147,000 Junior Membership giveaway.

Hearn said: “We support any scheme that brings youngsters into snooker or pool. They are the lifeblood of the game.

“I congratulate Rileys and Ronnie on this great membership giveaway.”

Youngsters aged 12 to 18 can apply for a free Junior Membership – which is valid for one year and usually costs £5 – by going down to their locals Rileys and filling in a Junior Membership application form.

Rileys have 120 clubs across the country clubs which are being equipped with Darts Zones with six or eight extra-wide throwing lanes, Championship-quality darts boards, electronic scoring and special lighting. The FREE Junior Membership also covers use of the Darts Zones.

To find your nearest Rileys club please go to www.rileys.co.uk