Leeds retailer Welcome Skate Store steps in to help Hyde Park Women's FC after kit stolen

Leeds retailer Welcome Skate Store stepped up to support Hyde Park Women’s Football Club after its kit and uniform were stolen.

Following the theft, the footballers were forced to wear post-match men’s kits and other mismatched items.

But after hearing the story on social media, Welcome came forward to replace the uniforms and support the club.

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A spokesperson said: “Welcome Skate Store is proud to support Hyde Park Women’s Football Club.

Hyde Park Women's Football Club in action. Photography by Erin Cooper-Jones. Instagram: @erincj_

"This grassroots team is a true representation of the inclusivity and diversity that both Football, Hyde Park and Skateboarding can provide.

"The player-funded and volunteer-led team had their equipment and kit stolen leading them to wearing post-match men's kits and mismatched uniforms.

"Discovering the team on social media has led us to provide them with something that we know they’ve deserved for a long time. We hope this relationship continues to grow much like Women’s football and skateboarding throughout the UK.”