A TEAM of teenage footballers who have played together since they were six are celebrating after landing sponsorship from an engineering manufacturing firm.

The under-14s side at Thirsk Falcons Juniors, which has grown to be one of the largest amateur sports clubs in the town and has more than 250 boys and girls registered, has been given a range of new match kit by local firm Langver Engineering.

Miles Bainbridge, the team’s manager and coach, said the side, which plays in the Teesside Junior Football league, was pushing for promotion and the sponsorship had been a significant boost.

He said: “With the support of Langver Engineering and the continued commitment of our players, parent and coaches we really do feel that the Langver-sponsored elite tracksuits will help to instil a sense of pride and professionalism in the players which can only continue to strengthen our great start to the season. The players are extremely happy with their new kit.”

Scott Taylor joint managing director of Langver Engineering, added: “We are a growing company that takes its corporate responsibilities seriously.

“We’re proud of our association with Thirsk Falcons Junior football club and pleased to continue our support. We came along to watch the team last week and saw them put in an impressive performance to take them to the top of the league.”