Swinton Athletic’s first team has taken delivery of a set of new training hoodies, courtesy of local employer Stelrad Radiators in South Yorkshire.

Stelrad’s services manager Shaun Wilkinson runs the team with Andrew Billups, who also finds the time to be chairman of the club. The team was formed in 1946 just after the end of World War 2 and its first kit was donated by Sheffield Wednesday.

Sarah Baker, marketing communications manager at Stelrad said: “We’re pleased to be able to support a team in our local community and having our services manager at the helm made the link simple. We wish them the best for the rest of this season.”

“We’re really grateful to Stelrad for sponsoring these hoodies,” said Mr Wilkinson: “The club is going from strength to strength and, as well as having a first, reserves and over 35s team, it also has eight junior teams with over 150 children of various ages all enjoying regular competitive football and training through the club.”