Young footballers will kick off the new season in style, thanks to a sponsorship deal with a housing developer.

The under-11s team from Erskine Youth FC unveiled their latest playing kit and training gear at Robertson Homes’ Dargavel Village development, in Bishopton.

Robertson Homes is currently building 129 new homes and 21 two-bedroom apartments at Dargavel Village, a short distance from the Erskine club’s Darroch Park home.

Erskine Youth FC was established in 1975 and currently has around 300 players in teams ranging from under-7s to under-21s.

The under-11s play in the Paisley, Johnstone and District Youth Football League.

Julie Henderson, sales manager for Robertson Homes, said: “Many of the young players are local to our development in Bishopton and it is great to have such a fantastic youth sports club so close to our site.

“I am sure many of the children in families moving to Dargavel Village will enjoy making new friends and playing football for Erskine Youth in the future.

“We will be following our sponsored team’s results closely and we hope their style of play will be as impressive as their new strip.”

Graeme Johnstone, under-11s manager at Erskine Youth FC, said the support from Robertson Homes will make “a huge difference” to the team.

He added: “We rely on corporate sponsorships to enable us to continue providing teams and facilities for all ages of children and the club is actively fundraising with the aim to install a 4G astro pitch for the children so they can continue to play in all weathers.”

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