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Vangarde Shopping Park sponsors new football kit for Haxby Town U15s

A YOUTH football team has kicked off the season in a league above the rest after scoring a partnership with a York retail park.

Vangarde Shopping Park has become the main sponsor for Haxby Town U15s after donating £400, for the club to buy brand new kits for the junior players.

Chris Funnell, who coaches the youngsters at Ethel Ward playing fields, said the sponsorship from Vangarde makes for the start of a fantastic season.

“We are incredibly thankful that the shopping centre has teamed up with us,” he said. “We were in great need of a new kit, so we really appreciate the sponsorship donation and now we will definitely look the part when playing.”

Deb O’Donnell, centre manager at Vangarde Shopping Park, said she was thrilled the park was able to offer its support to Haxby Town U15s.

She added: “We love being a part of the wider community in York.

“This is the first time we have sponsored a local football team, so we are extremely proud to see our logo on the players’ new kits.

“We would like to wish the team the best of luck for the upcoming season and we look forward to cheering them on from the side-lines.”