KICKING off a new season in style are the latest recruits to historic local team Minster F.C, proudly supported by Broadstairs MOT Centre.

The former Thanet Hawks team was invited to join as the first Minster F.C Youth team the club has had in a number of years. With a change of name and new kits, the U13s squad are now on target for an exciting 2019-20 season in the East Kent Youth League.

Broadstairs MOT Centre has made a donation towards buying new goals which will hopefully prove lucky for the strike force of Minster Youth.

Having supported the team in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons when they were Thanet Hawks F.C, the Bosch Car Service garage is keen to continue its commitment to the local community, helping to invest in and inspire young people to work hard, stay focussed and keep fit.

Garage Director, Simon Hooper said: “I am keen to support young people to pursue their passion and hobbies in any small way I can. Providing a donation to Minster F.C’s Youth team is our way of giving something back to the community and acknowledging the hardwork and dedication of all those behind the scenes who make sure these boys can play football each week across East Kent.”

“Without the coaches and management team organising and running the team so well, these young lads would not be able to play nor benefit, from the social skills they are developing by attending training and matches. They are learning sportsmanship and discipline that is required to play and this will carry them through their teenage years.”