It's smiles all round at Wirral Schools FA after landing a new sponsorship deal for its latest team.

Moreton Dental Care has agreed to back the under 12s squad which has just played its first league match.

MDC's backing will go towards running costs for the young players who have been selected from teams across the borough.

The 17-strong team which trains at Bebington High School, will wear shirts bearing the practice logo.

The squad played its first match in the under 13s North West Trophy last night, coming back from 5-1 down to draw against Ellesmere Port School Boys.

MDC principal Dr Paul Sherrard agreed to the sponsorship deal because of the many benefits sport offers young people, particularly for their physical andmental wellbeing, and to support the local community.

Said Dr Sherrard:We're delighted to be sponsoring the boys and wish them the best of luck in their matches this season."

Another contributing factor was that midfielders Joe Collins and Ben Furlong are both regulars at Moreton Dental Care.