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    A football team whose kit is sponsored by Tong Garden Centre brought a successful season to a close with a cup win.

    Rothwell Juniors Under-14s lifted the Leeds District Club after a tense final which saw the team beat White Rose All Stars from Heckmondwike by 4-1.

    Tong’s plant buyer, Steve Smith, who arranged the sponsorship with marketing manager, Jo Dales said: “We like to support the local community and it is a pleasure to help youngsters participate in sport.

    “They are a very talented group of young footballers and it’s really great to see their hard work has resulted in a cup win. We wish them well for next season.”

    No strangers to success, the team, many of who have played together since they were four years old, have won the league several times from the age of six, have been League Cup and District Cup winners and played in the 2017/18 season District Cup Final at Leeds United’s Elland Road Stadium.

    Coaches Mari de Laat and Matthew Loyd are very grateful to the team at Tong for their generous support. Mari said: “Rothwell Juniors is a F.A. Chartered Standard Club and is well-known in the South Leeds area in the world of football. It’s important that the team’s appearance matches the high standard of their football and this has been made possible thanks to Tong.

    “On behalf of the boys and the parents, we’d like to say a big thank you to Tong Garden Centre for sponsoring our kit.”

    Rothwell Juniors FC was founded in 1976 and is based at Woodlesford, Leeds. The Under 14s play in Division One of the Garforth League.

    Tong Garden Centre is one of Yorkshire’s biggest garden centres with 110,000 square feet of retail space and parking for up to 1,000 cars.