ROSSGARTH Potters under-nines will look the part for their first competitive season having secured new home and away kits courtesy of local sponsors.

Christchurch-based Electric Center has provided funding for the home kit, while Poole-based JPS Communications has stepped in to help with the away strip.

Potters, based in Verwood, were formed recently by Rossgarth coach Kieran Mullen following an increase in numbers attending training for the existing under-nines.

The new team has already started playing their first non-competitive season in the New Forest League.

Mullen said: “The kits were presented to us by Electric Center and JPS Communications at one of our training sessions.

“The delight from the children in receiving and playing in their kit was great to see and it made them look the part!

“Having the support of local businesses is key to the development of youth football and it was great to see the delight the new kit brought to the players’ faces.”

The Christchurch branch of Electric Center is run by Eddie Brewer, who said: “We are pleased to sponsor Rossgarth Potters under-nines. It’s great to see the kids enjoying themselves, being active and building a team spirit.”

Sarah Gosling of JPS Communications said: “JPS Communications are delighted to have worked with other local businesses to provide these young boys and girls with quality kits which make them proud to be a part of the Rossgarth family. We wish all Rossgarth teams the very best of luck for the rest of the season.”

Rossgarth Youth is a volunteer-run FA Charter Standard club that caters for children aged from five to 18.