SCHOOLBOY football players have set their eyes on glory after a local business donated the shirts off its back.

Wyvern Academy’s Year 8 football team will sport V for Venture Properties and hope for V for victory as it launches its campaign through Darlington league and cup football.

“The strips are great and also have the new school badge on the front,” said centre mid-fielder Kyle Caton. “They should help us score loads more goals.”

Venture Properties manager Matthew Laverick-Elliott said: “We are delighted to support the school which our director Carl Jenkinson attended in his youth. The players all look very smart, which should help put them at the top of their game.”

Head of sport Mike Hilary added: “It is fantastic for the students to have the support of a real sponsor. It can’t fail to raise their performance as they try and make Venture proud.”