Felpham Colts under-tens were delighted when James Riley of estate agency group Henry Adams stepped in to sponsor them.
The sales offices at Middleton and Bognor & Aldwick, together with the local Henry Adams Lettings branch, have joined forces to support the young players.
“The sponsorship money we’ve offered is being used to buy the players’ new home and away kits so they’ll look even smarter as they score all their winning goals this season,” said Riley, who used to play for the team and whose younger brother Matt is now the Colts’ goalkeeper.
“This is a very popular young team and takes a central place in the community but equally importantly, we were keen to be encouraging team sport and sportsmanship which is so fantastic for young people.
“I thoroughly enjoyed playing for the Colts and I can see the same enthusiasm and commitment in the current team this season so we wish them all the best in their forthcoming matches.
“Henry Adams is also a sponsor of the rugby clubs at Chichester, Horsham and Pulborough so I’m delighted we’re now moving into the football arena,” added Riley, manager of the lettings division at Henry Adams Bognor & Aldwick branch.
Further information about Felpham Colts can be found at www.felphamcolts.com
Chi City Colts 2 Cowplain Colts 3
Chichester City Colts under-14s welcomed Hampshire side Cowplain Colts to Oaklands Park on Sunday in a mid-season friendly.
Cowplain had the better of the opening exchanges and took the lead when their skipper scored a screamer from 25 yards, lobbing Williams.
They added the second five minutes later when their centre-forward converted a header following a neat passage of play.
Chi responded when William Parker and Taylor Parker combined, with the latter finishing off a great move.
Cowplain grabbed their third on the stroke of half-time as a speculative effort was diverted into the net via Sam Jones’ knee.
City pulled a goal back midway through the second half when Taylor Parker squared for Lee Clayton to thrash into an empty net.
Chi created many chances in the remaining minutes but were unable to find the equaliser.
The Chi MoM was Taylor Rochester, solid at the back for the Colts, making many timely tackles, interceptions and displaying great strength.
COLTS: Williams, Main, Angell, Rochester, Simmons, J Jones, S Jones, W Parker, T Parker, Watkins, Peake. Subs: Kitchell, White, Coles, Nicol, Craddock, Clayton, Evans.
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