A LOCAL youth football squad has expressed its thanks to three local companies for their sponsorship – as the team begins the transition from seven-a-side to the full 11-a-side version of the beautiful game.

Helensburgh FC’s 2011s squad received support from Vinny Johnstone from WCC, who sponsored matchday kits; Alan McKirdy from Dumbarton Foot Clinic for warm-up tops; and Jamie Hamilton and Jack Hamlin from JH Kitchens and Bathrooms for waterproofs and bags.

The squad’s coach, Gordon Brodie, said: “I’d like to personally thank these companies continuing to support us with new kit for the whole team. I can’t express how much it means to each and every one of us.

“We have been together for 7 years now and the players are buzzing to start the new challenges that lie in playing 11-a-side football - a challenge that they are all more than ready for. “

If anyone would like join the team on their journey please get in touch via Helensburgh Facebook or contact Gordon on 07711 120323.