Baston Junior footballers stay dry thanks to Larkfleet
Housing developer Larkfleet Homes () – based in Bourne, Lincolnshire – is helping youngsters in nearby Baston to stay dry and look cool by sponsoring waterproof jackets worn by Baston Junior Football Club’s under-14s squad.
The new Joma Bench Rain Jackets, featuring the club badge and players’ initials on the front, with the Larkfleet logo on the back, are worn by the U14s to keep them warm and dry on the training pitch and on match days.
Baston Junior FC was established in summer 2015 and the current U14s squad played their first season in the U12 Division 1 of the Peterborough Junior Alliance League.
Helen Tooth, Baston Juniors’ chairwoman, said: “In that first season we won the League Cup and finished second in the league. We also reached the final of the Lincolnshire U12 County Cup, which was held at Stamford’s ground.
“In our second season - 2016/17 as U13s – we won the coveted PFA Cup played at the ABAX Stadium, home of Peterborough United, and just missed out on winning the league.”
To further develop the team, the club decided to play up a year for the current season 2017/18. Despite being an U14s squad, Baston Juniors are currently playing in the Peterborough Youth League U15 Division 2.
Helen Hick, joint managing director of Larkfleet Homes, said: “Larkfleet is committed to supporting the local community and it’s a great pleasure to sponsor the Baston Juniors FC rain jackets.
“We consider ourselves to be a winning team here at Larkfleet and it is great to be associated with such a successful local football team. Our logo will be on display when the players are out and about in the region representing their team.”
Mrs Tooth said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Larkfleet for their support and for sponsoring our players’ jackets.
“The jackets are a real tangible benefit to the team, especially during the changeable winter weather we have week in, week out.
“We are proud to represent the company’s name when out and about, not only showcasing the success of Baston Juniors FC but also the support and success of Larkfleet too.”
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