Bridlington Sports Club has received a helping hand from a local supermarket as it aims to establish an under 18s football team.
The club has received a grant of £825 from the Co-Operative to help to form the new squad, which will act as a feeder team for the first team, which plays in the Humber Premier League.
Player-assistant manager Tom Gregory said: “The football club is looking to expand and to improve its facilities to attract more players from the local community. We will be setting up a new under 18s support team which will be playing in the local league.
“We have a number of players already interested but we need funding for the correct equipment andfacilities. We have already secured funding for new dugouts as well as funding for a new kit and training wear.
“We are also seeking funding from other sources for a washing machine and a dryer so that our kit can be washed at the club.
“The project is needed so we can get younger people in the local community to participate in football at a higher level. With the senior team already securing its status in the Humber Premier League we are hoping to build on this achievement and we see young players in the community as a positive way of achieving this.
“We aim to help young players in the area with the transition from junior football to senior football.
“Our project is innovative as we will be in the only senior club in our town that has an under 18s feeder club.”
“We will be helping young players in the town with the transition from junior football to senior football. We will have qualified coaches and excellent facilities to achieve this goal.”
Sports Club’s first team begin their 2013/14 campaign against Scarborough Atletic Reserves at Filey Community Sports Ground on Tuesday.