NORTHWICH Victoria Junior Football Club are in good shape despite the coronavirus pandemic and are looking forward to a bright future.

Chairman Robert Walsh is pleased with the current state of play and the support being received, which includes some new funding.

They have teams playing and training at grounds across Hartford, Weaverham and Northwich.

“Our club consists of 17 teams, both boys and girls, and we’re very proud of our place in the local community," he said.

"We offer the opportunity for youngsters to play and improve their football skills and to develop and mature as people in a safe environment.

"Our aim is to provide the highest quality footballing opportunities for young boys and girls within the Mid-Cheshire region and surrounding area.

"This is achieved by holding quality coaching sessions delivered by qualified coaches, following a structured development pathway."

The club successfully applied to the homebuilder Redrow's Hartford Community Fund, receiving £700 to buy new match goals and a line marker.

"The support of companies like Redrow helps ensure we’re able to continue to offer our teams the best possible equipment,” added Walsh.

Redrow area sales manager Caroline Thompson-Jones said: “Over the last few years we’ve gifted more than £25,000 to the community in and around Hartford via voluntary community funds.

"It’s helped us get right to the heart of the community and find out about the brilliant work being done by local people from all walks of life.

"Northwich Victoria, like so many other clubs and organisations, have been unable to hold their usual events to raise funds and so we were happy to step in and help. It’s great to see they have so many children keen to play football and lead an active lifestyle.”