Players at Blyth Rangers Football Club are keeping warm with hoodies given to them by local housebuilder Bellway for the cold winter months.

Bellway North East, which is building new homes at Woodgreen, off Plessey Road in Blyth, donated £500 to the club’s first team, enabling them to purchase the new gear just in time for the snowy weather.

The team, which plays at Cowpen Park, less than two miles from Woodgreen, competes in the North East Combination League.

Kevin Knox, Manager of Blyth Rangers Seniors, reached out to Bellway for support, as the club has worked with the housebuilder in the past and hoped to continue this positive working relationship.

Kevin said: “We are delighted to now have some of our first team’s kit sponsored by Bellway North East. Having previously sponsored some of our junior sides, this is the first time they have sponsored our senior first team and we hope it will be the beginning of a lasting relationship.

“Bellway has helped Blyth and neighbouring towns grow and develop strong communities with donations such as this one. We at Blyth Rangers fully share Bellway’s core family values and applaud them for what they are doing for our area.

“Blyth Rangers always strive to be the best we can be both on and off the field. Not only do we represent our club but also our town and all our sponsors, who now include Bellway, and we hope to do them all proud.”

Emma Chesterton, Sales Director for Bellway North East, said: “We were pleased that Kevin reached out to us and we were able to support Blyth Rangers FC with sponsorship for the first team.

“We pride ourselves in our engagement with local communities in the areas we build and try  to help wherever we can.

“The players look great in their new hoodies, which will really come in handy now the winter months have really set in.”

For more information on the houses Bellway is building at Woodgreen, visit the website at https://www.bellway.co.uk/new-homes/north-east/woodgreen or call the sales office on 01670 751795.