A LOCAL plumbing and heating firm has sponsored a Prestatyn under 16's football team.

Chris Allen Plumbing and Heating Ltd recently purchased new kits for Prestatyn Celtic who currently play in the Rhyl & District Junior League.

Managing Director Chris Allen came down to watch the team play out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the weekend and present them with their new kits.

He said: "I am pleased to be able to support this local team. It is really encouraging to see that youngsters are still out there playing sport.

"It is essential that grassroots football is supported in Wales."

Team Manager Gary Durkin said "We are really grateful to Chris for his kind sponsorship. It gets harder and harder each year to keep teams going and find sponsors. It is all done on a voluntary basis and without the support of local firms teams would fold.

"As it is, thanks to Chris the players have a brand new kit for their final season of junior football. Some of these players have been in the team since they were 6 years old and turn up every week for training and matches, rain or shine. It has been a pleasure to coach and manage them and we look forward to the rest of the season"