A LOCAL sports team has been backed by an estate agent – and it has proved to be a winning decision.
Eddisons agreed to sponsor Horsforth St Margaret’s U12 Stallions. The football team have won their league three times.
The committed youngsters, under the guidance of manager Andy Dargan from Cookridge, have succeeded in taking the 2012 league title.
The boys arrived in style for their presentation night in an 18-seater Hummerzine which was big enough to take the whole squad.
The boys won the title by nine points after losing only one game, scoring 70 goals and conceding only 16.
Chief executive of Eddisons Residential, Graham Bates, whose son Jamie is a mid-fielder in the squad, said: “Andy has brought together a fantastic team who work brilliantly together and they deserve the success they have achieved.
“It is a great way for the boys to learn about working as a team and about respecting each other, as well as their rivals.
“They are also lucky to have such a committed manager”
Eddisons, which also provides support to local charity for the elderly Horsforth Live at Home, has made a commitment to work with the local community.
Paul Wilson, head of estate agency, said: “We benefit from being a part of this community with more and more people trusting us to sell their homes.
“This is about putting something back in.”