The Rudgwick branch of Covers Timber and Builders Merchants has agreed a three-year sponsorship deal with Rudgwick Junior FC.

The club, which has its home ground at the Rudgwick Playing Fields, was formed in 1915 and is an all-inclusive youth football club with teams for the under 6s to under 14s.

Steve Batchelor, from Rudgwick Junior FC, said: “We are delighted Covers has agreed to sponsor our club for the next 3 years and thank them for their contribution. Support from local businesses, like Covers, enables us to continue providing high quality training and to safeguard the future of the club.”

Ian Maple, Depot Manager at Covers Rudgwick, said: “We have a great love of football at Covers and supporting local teams is an important part of our contribution to the community. It’s an absolute pleasure to be sponsoring Rudgwick Junior FC. Clubs like theirs are essential to binding communities together and providing activities where young people can have fun and improve their fitness.”