WITTON Albion Juniors Wanderers under 12s team are supporting Warrington Animal Welfare for two seasons.

The boys, who play in Division One of the Mid-Cheshire Youth Football league, have taken the charity's work to their hearts.

This follows manager Tony Laffey adopting Max, who, along with his siblings, was rescued by WAW from a 'back-street breeder'.

Max, the brown dog in the team picture, has had behaviour and health problems as a result of his poor start in life but he is now very much settled and part of the Laffey family.

The boys raised money to buy their kit and decided to have the charity’s logo on the front of the shirts, rather than going the traditional route of finding a local business to sponsor them.

The team, which is based at Northwich Cricket Club, will wear the logo on their shirts for the rest of this season and the next one too.

As well as promoting the charity in this way, the boys hope to raise some funds for WAW over the period too.

WAW, which rescues and rehouses the likes of cats and rabbits as well as dogs, relies completely on donations and support from the public.

Further details on the work undertaken by the volunteers at WAW can be found at warringtonanimalwelfare.org.uk/

On the field, the season has started with mixed results for a side which is also coached by Paul Salmon and Steve Bishop.

A 4-1 win against Hartford in the League Cup was followed by a 2-2 draw with Tytherington Juniors in the league, before bowing out of the knockout competition at home to Frodsham Juniors.

Their ambition for the season now is to simply finish as high as they can in the league.

The team have been together for four years, starting as under eights, and the core of the team has remained the same despite a few joining other clubs and a couple of newcomers being welcomed.

The boys come from all of Nothwich's areas and schools and, through playing in the team, have built strong friendships.