An over 60's walking football team from Cirencester have received two new kits and tops after a chance conversation.

Mike Whitehead, the manager of Cirencester Town's Over 60's team attended a routine eye appointment at Cricklade Street's Specsavers, he later walked out with a sponsorship agreement.

After speaking to the Specsavers Cirencester Store Director, Stuart Anglin, he was able to agree the deal.

Mr Anglin said: "We’re delighted to be able to help the team and hope that the new kit will ensure they look the part for matches."

"As soon as Mike started telling me that he was involved with walking football I thought it would be a great thing to support.

"Just because you’re older, it shouldn’t mean you can’t continue to do the things you love."

That view was echoed by Mike himself, as he revealed that the team was extremely grateful for the support of the store.

"We’re thrilled to have the support of Specsavers in Cirencester and are very grateful for their help in supplying our new kit," he said.

"It’s a great way to keep active and healthy as you get older and we enjoy the social side too. A big thanks must also go to Cirencester Town for their support and help with sourcing the kit.

"Walking football is the fastest growing sport in the UK with more than 1,000 clubs across the country.

"We’ve been going three years now and used to be called Cirencester Phoenix Force before we became affiliated with Cirencester Town earlier this year."

The team play in the Gloucestershire FA League, winning the trophy last year.