A group that offers football coaching to youngsters of all abilities has been given a boost thanks to Selwood’s pump rental teams.

Little Kicks, based in Middlesbrough, is a not-for-profit group which uses professional sports coaching to give youngsters to the opportunity to fulfil their potential regardless of their ability, economic status, race, gender, sexuality or disability.

As part of Selwood’s 70th anniversary celebrations, the pump rental teams at Selwood’s Middlesbrough branch were pleased to make a donation to support the group.

Selwood provided Little Kicks with more than £400 worth of equipment including new balls and cones, first aid equipment and other essential kit.

Little Kicks provides a sports programme for children of varying abilities who may otherwise not have the opportunity to learn how to play football without the pressure of joining a competitive team.

It also runs half term camps for children and is affiliated to a local team, New Marske Football Club.

Martin Russell, Director of Operations - North at Selwood, is pictured centre, with (left) Adam Welsh of Little Kicks and (right) Craig Middleton of Selwood.

Martin said: “Lots of young people love to play football but joining a competitive team can put them under pressure. Little Kicks does a great job in encouraging youngsters of all abilities to just enjoy the game, emphasising that it’s the taking part that is most important.

“We are delighted to be able to support this worthy cause as part of our community celebrations to mark 70 years of Selwood.”