POTENTIALLY life-saving equipment has been installed at a community rugby league club.

A defibrillator is now in place at Woolston Rovers' home at Monk Sports Club.

The new device has been set up on the exterior of the Hillock Lane building in order to allow access for members of the public around the clock.

It is believed to be the first defibrillator in the Woolston area which is accessible 24 hours a day by calling 999.

Warrington Wolves' chairman Stuart Middleton and new head coach Daryl Powell attended an unveiling ceremony earlier this month alongside Warrington North MP Charlotte Nichols and Mayor of Warrington Cllr Maureen Creaghan.

Junior section treasurer Joan Ayres was the 'architect' behind the initial application to the Torus Foundation, resulting in a £500 donation being awarded to the club.

A further £500 was then granted by the Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund – which was set up in memory of the Welsh international, who died aged 29 in 2015 after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Keighley Cougars.

Monk Sports Club's committee and social club members – as well as Woolston Rovers' junior, open age and football sections – also contributed to the costs.

Joan said: “From submitting the initial grant application in August, it has taken less than five months for the defibrillator to be installed and everybody concerned is delighted.

"I’d like to thank everybody who has made it possible to have this vital life-saving equipment installed at our club."