Heacham and coaching staff in their newly-sponsored kits from Barking Mad.Picture: HENRY GRIBBIN.

FOOTBALL: Heacham Minors have been given some extra bite as they chase victories in Mid Norfolk Youth League.

The team will be aiming to be top dogs after gaining shirt sponsorship from Barking Mad (North West Norfolk).

The home from home boarding for dogs company’s Tania Stowe has had a long association with Heacham Minors, as her son has played there since 2015. 

“We are so proud to be supporting this grass roots organisation,” she said.

“Heacham Minors are a shining example of the important role that local sports clubs play. The club and their supporters work tirelessly to provide and maintain top quality facilities for the young people in Heacham and the surrounding area.

“Barking Mad believes wholeheartedly in the benefits of companionship, camaraderie and exercise for all of our physical and mental well-being. Now we are also pleased that by sponsoring the team, we are also supporting the well-being of our younger generation.”

Heacham chairman and team coach Nathan Stockdale said: “Thank you to Barking Mad for their continued sponsorship. The club are immensely proud of the support we receive from local sponsors, helping provide the children with a safe and fun environment to play football, all underpinned by the ethos of equality, positivity and respect.”