Charity sponsor helps Jags

CHARITY Brunelcare, which supports older people in the region, has turned its attention to youth by sponsoring a girls’ under-12s football team.

The charity has agreed a two-year deal to sponsor Emersons Green Junior FC’s Jaguars, providing kit for training and matches.

The Jags have already worn the kit in the recent Ashton FC tournament, which they won.

Brunelcare clinician Sarah Baker, who works at Orchard Grove Reablement Centre, was a footballer herself and is an assistant coach for the Jags, who count her daughter among their players.

Sarah said Brunelcare’s support was “truly fantastic”, adding: “With their sponsorship, we have received the necessary kit to embark on the girls’ football journeys

for the next two years, which includes our eagerly anticipated first competitive season.”

A spokesperson for the charity said it was looking forward to “following the team’s journey” this season.