Dalton Juniors have formed a new partnership with the town's senior football club, Dalton United, in a move that both parties feel can make a big impact on their community.

The junior club is run by volunteers and provides a route into football for kids aged three and over, with their teams part of the Barrow & District Junior Football League. It is run by volunteers.

Dalton United field senior teams in the West Lancashire League and the Furness Premier League and describe themselves as a thriving family club with exciting plans for the future both on and off the field.

As part of the agreement, the kids will now play under the banner of Dalton United Junior Football Club and will play in United's colours of red and black stripes.

Their under-9 team received their new kit before their training session at the club's Railway Meadow ground last Tuesday.

Dalton Juniors chairman Keir Hopkins said: "The club is always looking to keep progressing and we are excited to be working together with Dalton United to ensure we give the players the best possible football experience.

"We stated our desire and approach for a ‘one club’ philosophy; a Dalton United and a United Dalton."

Dalton United chairman Graham Bickerstaffe said: “Everyone at the club is very excited about this partnership which has been long overdue.

"It’s essential that a club like Dalton United have a junior section to ensure player succession going forward.

"We look forward to welcoming all the players and their families to the Dalton United family.”