Earlier in the year Phil Stoddart, of Stoddart Tyres, Tiers Cross, struck a bargain with Tiers Cross YFC.

Mr Stoddart gave them the challenge that if they worked hard and went on to win the tug of war competition at the county YFC rally, he would sponsor the team and buy new shirts for them. The team was successful and Phil kept to his part of the bargain.

Recently he handed the shirts over to the club hoping they will bring a lot of luck to the team in future competitions.

He also gave an interesting talk on tyres and members went to his garage to learn how to change a wheel and watch a safety video.

RIGHT: In the picture is Phil Stoddart together with trainer Richard George and the tug of war team wearing their new shirts.