YOUNG footballers are sporting new kits, thanks to two local businesses.
The Park Street Rangers Under-nines team, whose members all go to St Patrick's School in Birkby, have a new strip, provided by Hartwell Ford car dealership, of Huddersfield.
And players at Marsden Junior School, who had previously been playing in their own sportswear, have been kitted out by Ken Taylor Transport, of Slaithwaite, after an appeal by coach Rachel Duxbury and the help of Janet Beardsall, the mother of one of the players.
The Park Street Rangers have been playing as a team for just over 12 months and play in the Huddersfield BUPA Mini- League.
The strip was won in a competition on Real Radio's football phone-in programme. The competition was sponsored by local Northern Ford dealers.
Park Street Rangers' coach, Andrew Neary, wrote in to the show and explained the difficulties he was having.
Jane Ingham, competition organiser from Hartwell Ford, said: "We are delighted to be supporting such a great local youth football team. The lads deserve this new strip as they are dedicated to each other, and the game, and have been playing well."
Miss Duxbury said the Marsden team were thrilled because it was the first matching kit they had had. The boys, aged nine to 11, have competed in many tournaments and hope to enter a six-a-side cup competion in January in their new kit.