Bitzer UK is sponsoring Newport Pagnell Football Club's under-15 youth team, the Newport Jaguars.

The Milton Keynes engineering company that distributes all over the world, are based just a few miles away from the club's ground on Bury Field Common.

Sam Buckell, PA to Bitzer UK’s Managing Director, said: “The company has a heritage in supporting youth football as sponsor of the Bitzer Cup in Germany.

Bucks Free Press: The Newport Jaguars in their home kit donning their brand new shirt sponsor for the 2021/22 seasonThe Newport Jaguars in their home kit donning their brand new shirt sponsor for the 2021/22 season

"As a dynamic local team the Jaguars are a good match for us – and coincidentally play in green.

“The players had outgrown their kit, and we were delighted to sponsor them and provide new gear for the season.

"This is the first time Bitzer UK have sponsored a local youth team, and I am looking forward to wrapping up warm and watching the games through the season.”

The club’s youth side have scored no less than 20 items of silverware, and have an enthusiastic following on the competitive youth league circuit.

After competing strongly in Division One of the Milton Keynes District League, the team’s coaches proposed the boys play up a year for the 2018/19 season, and after this was given the green light, with a stipulation they compete in Division Two, the Jags won the league, where they only lost two games during the campaign.

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Seeking a fresh challenge, the side have now joined the Midlands Junior Premier League, a competitive league embracing teams in a large catchment across central England.

In their first year, they finished 5th out of 70 teams, going on to beat this the following year – finishing in third place.

Jez Hands, who is the team photographer and father of one of the players, said: “A particular joy has been finding many opposition clubs allowing their youth teams to use the first team facilities, so the boys have been able to enjoy playing on good pitches in a small stadium environment.

"Although the Jags certainly play to win, the focus remains on team performance and personal development, with a strong emphasis on playing good football ‘the right way’."