Strikingly impressive! – school team donated snazzy new kit

Sian Pomfret (director motif8) presents a football strip to St. Teresa's Primary School team captain Daniel MacPherson as fellow team members (left to right) Thomas Joynt, John Razon, Luke Thompson, Henri Crossman and Alfred Ongsuco look on with Jonathan Le-Poidevin (sales manager motif8)
Sian Pomfret (director motif8) presents a football strip to St. Teresa's Primary School team captain Daniel MacPherson as fellow team members (left to right) Thomas Joynt, John Razon, Luke Thompson, Henri Crossman and Alfred Ongsuco look on with Jonathan Le-Poidevin (sales manager motif8)
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A SCHOOL football team looks strikingly impressive after being donated a brand-new team kit.

The Year 6 football team at St Teresa’s Primary School, in Callander Road, Hartlepool, has been presented with a new strip.

It is hoped that the snazzy purple top and socks and white shorts combo can help lead the lads to victory on the pitch.

The kit marks a new chapter in the school’s footballing life as it previously hadn’t fielded a team in the local school league and has been relaunched.

The strip was generously donated by Thornaby-based embroidery, print and clothes supply firm motif8.

The team’s coach Steve Cockerill had approached the company as they sponsor Seaton Carew Football Club, which is chaired by Steve.

motif8 kindly agreed to provide the strip for free.

School headteacher Mary Frain said: “We haven’t had a football team, or strip, for some years.

“We are competing well in the south area schools league.

“We didn’t have any teams in the league last year.

“Mr Cockerill offered to coach our teams for us and they got a new launch, a new coach and a new strip.”

Miss Frain said the school is delighted with the new kit and expressed thanks to motif8, which is based in Stephenson Street, on Thornaby’s Gladstone Industrial Estate.

She said: “The team love the new strip, they are very impressed with it.

“They feel smarter already to play and we are really grateful to motif8 for their support.”

Sian Pomfret, who co-directs motif8 with husband Chris, said she was glad to be able to help.

She said: “We like to work with the community, especially schools.

“It ties in with our business because we are a schoolwear business as well as a sportswear business.

“If we can help a school out in any way we can with a kit then we are more than happy to do so.”