A POPULAR community bakery has kindly sponsored a village football team to help them celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Coedpoeth United has received a generous £1,000 with the Jones Village Bakery which is also proud to be celebrating its milestone 90th anniversary next year.

Company managing director Robin Jones said he can think of no better way to mark the bumper birthday than by giving something back to the village where the bakery started.

The sponsorship has paid for a stylish new kit for the squad which plays in the Wrexham and District League.

The team is managed by Joe Allman and his top notch trio of coaches, Alex Coy, Tommy Lloyd and Stuart Reeves.

Stuart’s wife, Leisa, is purchase ledger supervisor at Village Bakery where she has worked for 20 years.

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After Leisa told Rob that the club was in need of sponsorship, he signed off a sponsorship deal offering to buy the much-needed black and green kit with the Jones Village Bakery logo emblazoned on the shirts.

Leisa said: “The whole squad is so grateful. The kit is brand spanking new and it looks a treat on the young team, a big difference to the old kit. They are playing better too so it’s really made a difference!”


The Under 16s are one of 17 teams at the now thriving club, which plays at Penygelli Playing Fields in the village. It has sides ranging in age from under sixes to veterans.

It is now nearly 25 years since that rebirth and the club is looking as strong as ever, largely thanks to it being championed by local businesses like Village Bakery.

Stuart said: “We all want to say a big thank you to Robin and everyone at Village Bakery for getting behind us. It’s an honour to have a local company sponsor us like this.”