POOLE Town and Wimborne Town will contest the Mark Frowde Trophy to celebrate a three-year partnership agreement between Dorset County Football Association and Specsavers.

The deal will see Specsavers support grassroots football in Dorset by becoming the headline sponsor of the County Ground in Hamworthy with the Dolphins doing battle with the Magpies on Wednesday, July 25 (7.30pm).

It will be the official launch game at the newly-named Specsavers County Ground, while the Dorset Youth Cup will be known as the Specsavers Dorset Youth Cup.

The competition comprises seven age groups from under-10 to under-16 with teams represented from clubs across the county and concludes with the finals which will be held at the Specsavers County Ground.

Sue Hough MBE, chief executive of the Dorset CFA, said: “The board of directors of the Dorset County Football Association Limited are delighted that we have formed a three-year partnership with Specsavers.

"Our association sees this as a great opportunity for our companies to work together to foster and develop football for all in Dorset.”

Andreas Booth, regional chair for Specsavers in Dorset, said: “Together, Specsavers and the Dorset FA share a common goal – to enhance everyone’s health and wellbeing, regardless of one’s age, gender and physical capability.

“Our financial investment will help the Dorset CFA sustain and build the momentum achieved to date in making football accessible to everyone.

"For us, to back an initiative that celebrates the love of this great game – in Dorset towns and villages where we have a Specsavers store – is an honour.”

The Specsavers County Ground has a state-of-the-art 3G pitch which is used all year round by a wide range of local grassroots clubs and teams.