Barnstaple youngsters earn wings with RAF kit deal

Joseph Bulmer

Two youth sides presented with new strips

YOUTH football in Barnstaple has received a boost – thanks to the RAF.

The Royal Air Force Careers Office in Exeter has agreed to sponsor the town’s Under-16 girls’ and Under-14 boys’ teams.

As part of the deal, both teams have been presented with brand new kits for next season.

Sgt ‘Spike’ Adams, Cpl Matt Kennedy-Smith and Jill Welsh presented both teams with their new strips at Rock Park.

PICTURED ARE: Under-16 girls – (Back from left) Laura Wheaton, Natasha Owen, Sophie Parish, Hayley Reed, Chloe Spearman and Alys Binns. (Front) Elie Hayward, Harriet Macey, Charlotte Brend, Louisa Cappoci and Chelsea Hassan.

Under-14 boys – (Back from left) Max Holding, Dan Found (assistant), Jordan Gubbin, Blake Ladley, Luke Yandall-Robinson, Gerish Waldron, Nigel Griffiths (manager) and Sam Damsell. (Front) Oliver Isaac, Chad Luxton, Jack Moses, Brad Campbell, Archie Griffiths, Sam Sherborne and Christopher Knight.