A SUCCESSFUL junior football club has been given a £500 award from the North-Eastern Co-op's Community Dividend Fund.

Byers Green FC, which has 17 teams and is still growing, will use the money to help pay for strips and equipment.

The club was nominated by Peter Yorke, who manages the Co-op's Shildon store and who helps with coaching the under-eights.

John Kelly, from the fund, visited the club during an under eights training session to present a cheque to Byers Green chairman Peter Storey.