WEYMOUTH & Portland Under-12s have been given new drive after Vauxhall retailer group, Lanehouse agreed to sponsor the young side.

The partnership comes as part of Lanehouse’s commitment to the community.

With its passion to encourage the younger generation to participate in team sports, the retailer hopes its support of the local team will keep youngsters active and socialising more with friends.

Dominic Avery, Director at Lanehouse, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring the Weymouth & Portland Under-12s rugby team.

"The club has a really great ethos and energy about them, and we hope our support will put them in good stead for the season, as well as continue to inspire young people to keep participating in the fantastic game.”

The team is led by Mark Graham, who has been helping manage the team for six years.

Commenting on the Lanehouse sponsorship, he said: “I would like to thank Lanehouse for sponsoring the team and providing us with our sports kit.

"The boys look great and are playing better than ever before.

“The support has undeniably encouraged the boys to develop their confidence on and off the pitch, which is invaluable to our future development as a team.”

For information about Lanehouse Group, that have dealerships in Weymouth and Bridport, go online to lanehousegroup.co.uk or call 01305 760000.