An Ashington-based firm has helped to kickstart a junior soccer team that was looking for support.
Site manager at Akzonobel’s new manufacturing plant in Ashington, Jeff Hope, who played for Red Row Brick Club under 15s and East Northumberland schoolboys, offered his support to Ashington Juniors as kit-sponsors.
The under-10 Ashington Juniors, which is part of Ashington Town FC, play seven-a-side in the Premiership of the Northumberland Football Association mini soccer league.
Jeff said: “Anyone who lives in south east Northumberland knows the passion that people have for sport and football in particular.
“It is something that you are born into and as a youngster you take immense pride in.
“At AkzoNobel Ashington it is very much our aim to be an integral part of the local community and to inspire and colour people’s lives.”