Hinckley Town Juniors Football Club’s under 7s Whites team has kicked off the new season in brand new kit sponsored by the town’s building society.
The eight-strong squad of boys aged five and six are taking part in the five-a-side Leicester & District Mutual Football League – and began the season with a 5-3 win. The Whites is one of three Hinckley Town under 7s teams, alongside the Reds and the Blues.
The team’s coach Darrell Walker said:
“The match kit is really important and for us to have a sponsor with the credibility of Hinckley & Rugby Building Society and its strong local links is superb. Every single one of the boys and their parents were saying how smart they look.
“It was lovely to start the season with a win, but more importantly all the boys are having fun and playing with a smile on their faces.”
All the boys in the squad are from Hinckley or Burbage and are at local schools.
Carla Loughrey, Hinckley & Rugby’s assistant marketing and PR manager, said: “We’re now huge supporters of the team and we wish them a very enjoyable season of training and playing together.
“As a local building society we are very proud of our roots, so it’s great that we could help a grassroots football club which is giving local children the opportunity to build their confidence, be active and enjoy working together through sport.”