YOUNG footballers in Bedlington are being helped on the road to glory after securing the support of a major north east company.
More than 150 players at Bedlington Town Football Club will benefit from community regeneration specialist Frank Haslam Milan (FHM) North East after it donated cash to buy new strips and help attract coaches and players.
Despite only being formed in July last year, the club already has six girls teams and six boys teams ranging from under-7s to under-16s.
Club chairman Ken Montgomery said: “We greatly appreciate the support of Frank Haslam Milan and hope this association will help raise the profile of the club.
“The club aims to give children from the local area an opportunity to enjoy being part of a football club which develops technique, skills and fitness in a safe and positive environment.”
The club has also stated its commitment to supporting the local community, and hosts regular events.
Following the launch of the club’s ‘schools links project’, Bedlington Town FC has seen a big take-up of its soccer academy.
FHM North East has carried out a number of major regeneration projects in the Northumberland area on behalf of Wansbeck Homes, including the refurbishment of existing stock and the demolishing and rebuilding of Airey properties in Bedlington.
The company said it was proud to be supporting the team and praised its work to support the local community.
Heather Miller, Lead Resident Liaison Officer from FHM North East said: “This is an excellent club that wants to play a pivotal role in the local community.
“The club understands that it can have a positive impact both on and off the football pitch.
“We’re more than happy to show our support for this club.”