Shaftesbury FC hopes to resume play in the Dorset Premier League soon despite the nationwide COVID lockdown.

The beginning of the season went well, the club reported, with appointments to the management team, and the Ladies and U18 teams winning their first matches.

Velvit, who previously supported the club continue this sponsorship.

James Whittick, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We are thrilled to be able to support Shaftesbury FC. Having been developing fertiliser for 20 years, our products are now used on some of the best sports pitches in the world, including the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. As a local business, we are proud to support the community, especially during COVID when so many grassroots clubs are suffering.

“We wish Shaftesbury FC good luck for the upcoming season, and look forward to hearing about their undoubted success.”

Picture: James Whittick and Tim LeMesurier of Velvit with Vic Holland of Shaftesbury FC.