Formartine United Youth Academy’s new 2009 age group has been given a major boost.
Portlethen-based Downhole Products has announced it has become kit sponsor.
The squad, currently in its inaugural season, trains at Formartine United’s North Lodge Park and will play in SFA 4v4 festivals throughout the North-east and at Aberdeen Sports Village over the winter months.
Youth Academy chairman William Spark said: “The home kit which has been provided plays an important part in ensuring the youngsters look and feel the part, adding to their enjoyment of playing and learning to play football.
“With support from companies such as Downhole Products our youth academy is going from strength to strength. “We now have a squad at every age with six development teams from the 2009s up to the 2004s then moving in to the competitive squads again with six teams from the under 13s to under 19s.
“The youth academy now has around 350 signed and affiliated players and is growing all the time.”
Mark Dundee, vice-president of Downhole Products’ - a casing accessory and completion tool company - said: “We were delighted to have this opportunity to play a part in encouraging up-and-coming sporting talent and we look forward to supporting this new team.”