A GIRLS’ junior football team has received a boost after teaming up with a healthcare provider.

Horsforth St Margaret’s Hurricanes Under 11s will sport the logo of Harrogate Harlow Private Healthcare Service on their matchday shirts.

The Hurricane’s coach, Gary McVeigh-Kaye, said: “The growth of women’s football has been tremendous over the past few years and it all begins grassroots teams like ours producing the international stars of the future.”

He said the link also promoted the benefits of a healthy lifestyle to young players.

“This is an exciting and rewarding partnership on both sides,” he added.

Beth Barron, elective and private patient development manager, visited Horsforth St Margaret’s Hurricanes to present the shirts to the squad.

She said: “We’re proud to support Horsforth St Margaret’s Hurricanes U11 girls football team by teaming up with them to sponsor their shirts this season.

“Supporting local communities and promoting health and wellbeing in the community is really important to us and we wish the team all the best for the season ahead.”