By Pat Moral
Chipping Norton Town Football Club has been kitted out with Bala Fairtrade footballs and training bibs, thanks to local telecoms provider The Phone Co-op.
Adam Hunt, treasurer and long-time member of the club, said: 'We pride ourselves on being a club that is genuinely a big part of the local community. The vast majority of players live in the town and many of us have played for the club since we were youngsters. A lot of hard work is carried out by people at the club to try and obtain sponsorship from businesses based in the area, which is something the club relies on to keep going. The new training kit & footballs have given everyone a huge boost and we are very proud to be wearing the Bala and Fairtrade logos'.
Chipping Norton Town Football Club is one of the oldest football clubs in Oxfordshire dating back to 1893.
The club is a vital part of the Chipping Norton sporting community and currently has 2 men's football teams which play in the Witney and District Football League. The club welcomes everyone and both the first and reserve teams have been using new Fairtrade footballs and training bibs for the 2016/2017 football season.