Team gets a new strip

Cramlington United Junior Football Club in their new kits from McDonald's.
Cramlington United Junior Football Club in their new kits from McDonald's.
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A fast food franchisee has donated a new team strip to a grassroots football team in Cramlington.

Cramlington United Junior Football Club’s under 12s team is celebrating after receiving a stylish new set of threads, thanks to its local McDonald’s restaurant.

The restaurant on Westmoreland Way has donated kit to the team as part of the McDonald’s FA Charter Standard Kit Scheme, which is now in its second year.

Franchisee Bill Liddy said: “Grassroots clubs such as Cramlington United Juniors Football Club provide young people with the chance to get involved and feel part of a team. It’s important that businesses like McDonald’s support clubs such as Cramlington United JFC.”

Davie Malone, Cramlington United Juniors FC Chairman, added: “We’re hugely grateful to McDonald’s for donating a new kit for our team.

“An average team strip costs around £500 per season, so this really is a huge saving for us and means we can spend the money on other areas of the club that need it.

“The kids absolutely love wearing their new strip. Having the kit has created fantastic unity and team spirit and has given the kids extra motivation to train and have a great season.”