A Liverpool-based housing association is extending its support of a local non-league football side as its youth team prepares to fly out to the United States for a prestigious tournament.
City of Liverpool FC (COLFC) U19s will follow in the footsteps of Wayne Rooney and Michael Owen when they step onto the pitch to take part in the 2019 Dallas Cup.
The youngsters, competing in the tournament for the first time, will wear shirts featuring the logo of social housing provider, Regenda Homes.
The sponsorship has provided much needed financial support for the team who must cover its own travel costs.
Regenda Homes, which includes subsidiary Redwing Living, is also the main sponsor of COLFC’s first team, and has adorned the front of the club’s shirts since its inaugural season three years ago.
Paul Manning, COLFC chairman, says: “We are all very excited by having a team representing our club at the world famous Dallas Cup tournament, which is invitation only, and we wish all the lads the very best of luck.
“As usual Regenda Homes has been only too happy to help with the costs involved.
“Each player has to cover their own travel costs and some of the lads simply couldn’t afford to go without financial support.
“Regenda Homes has contributed towards that and ensured the full squad was able to travel.”