The Shouldham team in their new Annington-sponsored kit.

FOOTBALL: Shouldham FC u8s are celebrating a smart new look.

The Mid-Norfolk Youth League side, who kick-off their home campaign tomorrow against Clenchwarton have been given funding towards a new kit by Annington.

The company responsible for refurbishing former MOD properties in Marham made a donation to help the team buy the kit. It will encourage the children to feel united as they take on the challenges of league football.

The team meet each Wednesday for practice and the sessions focus on nurturing the children’s skills and confidence, while encouraging teamwork, perseverance and sportsmanship.

Team manager Alejandro Brea Capeans said: “We have been searching for a new sponsor since our season was cut short last year. Were very grateful to receive this much-needed support from Annington. 

“The children are so excited to finally have a new kit and just couldn’t wait to get back out onto the pitch.”

Annington sales and marketing manager Louise Saunders said: “We are so pleased to be able to support the aspiring footballers at Shouldham. Our donation towards the club’s kit was a small contribution, which we hope will help the team to continue on their path to sporting success. 

“The club is an integral part of the community, supporting a large swathe of the children in the local area and we are proud to be involved.”