A JUNIOR football team has returned to the pitch in style post-lockdown after bagging a new kit from a major housebuilder.

Frodsham Junior FC U9s has benefited from a £1,000 sponsorship deal with Daresbury-based Redrow NW – responsible for new homes across Cheshire, parts of Merseyside and North Wales.

The club agreed an exciting new deal with a local kit supplier which has seen the creation of a brand-new, bespoke kit, with the final shirt design being chosen by club members.

Eventually, all the teams at Frodsham JFC will wear the same style kit and, thanks to Redrow’s sponsorship, players in two under-9 teams are the first to model the new style.

Frodsham is one of the largest junior football clubs in the Cheshire FA with 27 teams from under 7s through to under 18s.

The club has over 450 registered players and one of the largest girls’ sections of any local grassroots club with over seven teams and in excess of 100 girls registered to play.

The girls’ section is also an official sister club of Manchester City Ladies FC.

The club is also awaiting a brand new state-of-the-art 3G-football pitch that is due to open in September this year at Helsby High School.

Jointly with the school, the club was a driving force behind the £1.2 million project, and they fundraised £100,000.

The Football Foundation and Cheshire West and Chester Council also made significant contributions.

Jason Newton, managing director at Redrow NW, said: “Frodsham Junior Football Club is a club that brings so much opportunity to its players.

"I know that the players have fantastic talent, with some of its past players being scouted and going on to train with the academies of professional teams."

Club chairman Nigel Cunniffe added: "We can’t thank Redrow enough for their kind and generous support. The new kits look fantastic and I know the Under 9s teams are proud to be the first to wear them.

"Major purchases such as these are only made possible through the fantastic support and contributions given by our club’s very generous supporters and sponsors."