A LONG-STANDING business has become the first to back Salisbury RFC's All-Change initiative.

Janspeed Technologies Limited - an exhaust manufacturer for the likes of Jaguar and Bentley - has given the project a cash boost following a sponsorship deal.

Green and Whites are hoping in the summer of 2017 to transform their changing facilities and install a state-of-the-art block. That includes six self-contained rooms with showers and toilets, medical and match official rooms, disabled access and much-needed storage space, costing about £300,000.

Mark Vaughan, managing director of the firm which opened in the 1960s and is located next to the rugby club on Castle Road, says he's thrilled to be supporting the project.

"I am delighted to be able to support a local community sport club and hope that the All Change project will be a success," he said.

Salisbury RFC chairman Richard Larcombe said: "It is essential for our future as a community rugby club - we must have facilities that allow boys, girls, men and women to engage in rugby.

"It is a major venture for which the club needs to raise over £300,000 to begin the build next summer."

Anyone wishing to sponsor the project should contact commercial manager Ted Taylor on info@salisburyrfc.org.

Salisbury, who won promotion from South West 1 (East), embark on their new journey in National League 3 South West at home to Bournemouth on Saturday (3pm).

See how they fare in next week's Journal.