BANBURY firm Fortress Technology together with Sparc Systems have embraced the beautiful game and sponsored Slough Town Juniors Under 13s Girls.

The team train and enjoy their home matches at Arbour Park and been kitted out with a new strip for the football season.

The kit features the Fortress and Sparc logos and matches the colours of the Slough Town Ladies, landing them the title of mascot for the established women’s side.

Team manager Tom Madigan said: “Having all the girls in the same kit sets a professional standard before the walk onto the pitch. It unites them as a team.”

Having recently acquired inspection machinery specialist Sparc Systems, food safety expert Fortress Technology is an employer that operates globally. Combined with Sparc, Fortress now employs over 95 people.

The company has helped to ensure global food safety by designing metal detection systems used by manufacturers across the world for over 20 years.

The sponsorship marks its ongoing efforts to support organisations that help to bring the surrounding community together and promote equal opportunities.

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PHOTO: The team, who have their home matches at Arbour Park, in their brand-new sponsored kit.

Kay Lathey is Slough Town club secretary. She said: “To get sponsorship these days is very difficult, particularly for the girls.

“Everyone that works with all the kid’s teams here at Slough Town doesn’t get paid, so when someone agrees to sponsor a team it’s a big deal.

“We’re really happy and would like to say a big thank you from everyone here at Slough Town to Fortress and Sparc for their sponsorship to the U13s girls’ team. They’ve really made a worthy contribution to the community and made the U13s team very happy.”

The girls expressed gratitude for the partnership and feel delighted with their new kit.

Michelle Speight is Mum to team member Hari-anna. She added: “It makes you feel great that someone cares about the youth of today.

“To get a sponsorship means a lot. It really brings the girls together as a united team. They look so professional and mean business.”