YOUNG footballers in Barrhead have bagged a welcome windfall from a housing developer.

Members of Hillwood Thistle FC’s 2012 team are looking good after Taylor Wimpey West Scotland agreed to sponsor their strips.

The deal means youngsters will sport the company’s name on their kit during league matches organised by the East Renfrewshire Soccer Development Association.

Stuart Mochrie, head coach, told the Barrhead News that sponsorship deals are hugely important for clubs such as Hillwood Thistle.

He said: “This is a new team in Barrhead and we’re thrilled to have received this helpful donation from Taylor Wimpey West Scotland.

Hillwood Thistle players with coaches Stuart Mochrie and William McPhee and Taylor Wimpey sales executive Lorraine ScoullerPlayers stage a huddle

“We are so grateful for their support of initiatives like ours in the local community.

“Our 2012s team members are very proud to wear this new strip and they are bursting with talent.

“We’re delighted to see them all looking so smart and professional as they approach every game and their training sessions.”

Bosses at Taylor Wimpey, which is currently building new homes at the Duncarnock development in Barrhead, will now be cheering on the Hillwood Thistle players as they go for glory.

Audrey Ross, sales and marketing director, told the Barrhead News: “It is incredibly important to us to support the local community and we’re delighted to continue our support of youth football in East Renfrewshire.

Hillwood Thistle players with coaches Stuart Mochrie and William McPhee and Taylor Wimpey sales executive Lorraine ScoullerPlayers get a tour of the new Duncarnock development

“Our donation has given a helping hand to a new team that is providing a great opportunity for children to lead a healthy lifestyle and we’re really proud to be involved.

“This sponsorship also underpins our commitment to continue to deliver an impressive range of family homes at our local Duncarnock development, where our choice of new homes continues to be popular with a wide range of buyers.”

Situated off Springfield Road, the Duncarnock development offers a choice of two, three, four and five-bedroom homes.

For more details or to make an appointment to view the show homes, visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/duncarnock.