Giving a helping hand to girls’ football

Girls’ football in West Cumbria has been given a four-figure boost by LLW Repository Ltd, which has kitted out kids in smart new strips.

When Whitehaven Amateurs Football Club asked for help for one of their girls’ teams, the company decided to go further and support its efforts to promote the increasingly-popular female section of the club.

The under-8s have been supplied with kits and rain jackets and the under-10s have also been given jackets to keep the rain at bay.

With games against teams as far afield as Carlisle, and summer tournaments across the north of England, the LLWR name will be seen far and wide.

LLWR duo Damian Seath and Neil Hetherington both got involved with coaching at the club after their daughters started to play.

Neil, whose daughter Eden features for the under-10s, said: “We are grateful for the interest shown by LLWR. The girls train outdoors all the time, so this clothing will prove really useful over the next couple of years. It’s massive for us.

“Some of the girls are real talents and have big futures if they continue to play.”

Under-8s coach Rob Campbell added: “I’d just like to thank the people at LLW Repository Ltd for their fantastic generosity. I’d hoped to get a kit for the girls as they are a very new team and were looking a bit ‘patchwork’.

“They love football and come in all weathers with smiles on their faces so myself, Neil Hetherington and Damian Seath just wanted to try to get something to reward them and make them feel even more so part of the club.

“But the people at LLW Repository went one step further and provided funding for jackets as well, not only for the u-8s but also for the u-10s.

“They are really kind to do this and it allows us to help build the only all-girl football section in Copeland. The girls were so excited to have their kits and couldn’t wait to wear them for the first time.”