Junior team nets home town support

Players from Wardle FC Juniors will get a kick out of training after being kitted out by sponsors Redrow Homes.

A donation of £200 from Redrow has been used to purchase training kits for the under-7 and under-8 teams.

Club chairman Rik Fielding said: “The junior sides have been training for around 18 months but up until now have had to wear their own sports gear. Thanks to Redrow’s generosity they can now train in matching kits, which will help the teams bond. It will be a real boost for them as they look forward to playing in the North Bury League in the 2013/2014 season.”

Wardle FC is based at Rutherford Park, in Rochdale, with the junior teams using a space behind the pavilion as a seven-a-side pitch for training and matches. Their home ground is around a mile from Birch Grange, which features three and four-bedroom properties from Redrow’s sought-after Heritage Collection.

Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), commented: “At Redrow we’re keen to play an active role in the communities in which we build and supporting grass roots sport is a great way of doing that. We were pleased to be able to team up with Wardle FC Juniors and wish the club the best of luck for the season ahead.”

Meanwhile, would-be home owners should make a visit to Redrow’s Birch Grange showhome their goal. Located in Birch Road, the development is open Thursday to Monday from 10am to 5.30pm. For details see

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Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013; collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 What House? awards; and its ‘Share a little bit of joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2012 Housebuilder Awards.  Web: