A LOCAL football club has decided to try something different with its shirts for this season by using a children’s charity’s logo as its main sponsor.

Undy AFC’s first-team players are wearing with pride the green caterpillar of autism charity Ready Steady Go – the club’s charity of the year.

Ready Steady Go is a support group which offers children with autism the opportunity to play, have fun, and develop friendships in a safe environment.

Undy AFC’s director of football, Jason Davies, why the club decided to forgo a traditional corporate sponsor’s logo this year.

“We have been very lucky to have a generous main sponsor for several years, but that ended for this season and gave us a chance to think about the sponsorship of our first team,” Mr Davies said.

“We came up with the idea as part of a wider concept of being more joined-up in our approach as a football club.

“Ready Steady Go is a fantastic charity that is special to us because it was set up by Tracy Stafford, whose family are a big part of our club.

“Of course, what made a good idea a reality is the generosity of our new first team sponsor, A&L Electrical Ltd.

“They were very generous in sponsoring us and even more so by giving up their place on the first team shirt so we can promote Ready Steady Go across South Wales.”

Head of Ready Steady Go, Tracy Stafford, said: “We are delighted that Undy AFC are supporting us this season by wearing our logo on their first team kit.

“The support Undy AFC shows to our Ready Steady Go Families is unwavering, and we feel very much part of the local community as a result.

“A heartfelt thank you to Undy.”