New kits are set to help Tiki Taka Lionesses and Howfen Hurricanes football clubs continue their winning streak thanks to a Bolton sponsor

Specsavers in Victoria Square and Sainsbury’s Trinity Street have stepped up as the official kit sponsor for Tiki Taka Lionesses talented under-12s squad, who finished joint second in the Bolton & Bury league and have now moved over to the East Lancashire league.

They have provided the team’s full home and away kits, including the signature red and white striped jerseys, shorts and socks as well as training tops.

The deal will also see Specsavers sponsor the Player of the Match and Trainer of the Week trophies.

Reigning Bolton and Bury League Section A champions and Lancashire Cup semi-finalists, Howfen Hurricanes under-14s boys, will also be walking out in a new strip this season, as Specsavers Middlebrook Retail Park has agreed to sponsor the team’s home kits, including the distinctive midnight blue and yellow shirts, blue shorts and blue socks.

‘‘We always want to positively impact our local community, whether that be directly through our services and expertise in-store or indirectly by championing others, giving them the ability and facilities to lead healthy and fulfilling lives,’ comments Robert Ogg, Specsavers Bolton store director.

‘We’d like to wish both Tiki Taka and Howfen all the best for the new season - we know they certainly look the part!’

Peter Taylor, Tiki Taka Lionesses team manager added: ‘We are absolutely thrilled that Specsavers has stepped in once again to fund the kits. Without the support of local businesses, grassroots football would be unsustainable, so we’re extremely grateful.’

Howfen Hurricanes under-14s manager Stephan Whitham said: ‘The team worked incredibly hard in recent seasons, winning everything they could in the Bolton and Bury League. We’ve now moved over to the North Bury Premiership in the hope of replicating our success there, so we’re delighted to have landed a sponsorship deal with such a well-known brand. It’ll certainly help them keep their eyes on the ball!’