A junior football team in Reading has enjoyed the perfect boost ahead of the final stages of the season by getting its hands on a stylish new kit.

Reading YMCA under 10s and under 7s have been kitted out by Selco Builders Warehouse after it ran a nationwide competition offering a set of kits for junior football teams wanting to give their youngsters a surprise following the disruption caused by the pandemic.

Selco, which has a branch on Portman Trading Estate in Reading, gave away ten sets of kits to junior teams across the UK playing at under 16 level or younger who compete in a recognised league.

Jamie Froude, from Reading YMCA Football Club, said: “We would like to say a massive thank you to Selco Builders Warehouse, the kits are absolutely fantastic.

"It’s been difficult both financially but also in terms of the mental wellbeing of the children, so it’s been great to get them back playing matches this season.

“The reaction we had from the kids and their parents when we showed them the new kits was so positive and it’s given them a much-needed boost after a tough period in their young lives.

“We cannot thank Selco enough for putting smiles back on the faces of our players.”

Carine Jessamine, marketing director for Selco Builders Warehouse, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Reading YMCA football club with this new strip, they certainly look the part.

“It’s really important that we continue to give something back to the communities in which we operate, and grassroots sports is integral to the lives of our customers, colleagues and the wider public.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish Reading YMCA the very best of luck for the remainder of the season, and hopefully the new kits will inspire them to a fantastic run of results.”